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August 24, 2021 School Board Meeting
Board Policy 3124 Drug-Free Workplace
Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 06/22/2021
Public Hearing - 08/10/2021
Public Hearing - 08/24/2021
Consent Type
Without Information

The purpose of the proposed revisions to the policy is to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, Florida State Board of Education Rules, Board policies, administrative rules, procedures, and guidelines. In addition, the proposed revisions promote transparency and accountability, as well as adding a requirement for the superintendent to bring recommendations for termination to the Board in the cases of positive findings of controlled substances or alcohol.

This policy is being revised to enhance and clarify the definition for schedule 1 substance “cannabis.” In addition, it warns employees of the potential for incidental canine detection of drugs and the opportunity to self-report substance abuse problems prior to incidents requiring drug/alcohol testing.

These proposed revisions encompass the suggested language from NEOLA.


Board Policy 3124 Drug-Free Workplace is currently being revised and will appear before the School Board on the dates indicated below:

•    Cabinet – 6/1/2021
•    Work Session – 6/22/2021
•    School Board Information 7/13/2021
•    Rule Development Workshop –8/10/2021
•    School Board Meeting Approval – 8/24/10
•    Effective Date – upon approval


Authority for Action
§§440.101, 440.102, 20 U.S.C. 3224A, 20 U.S.C. Omnibus Transportation Testing Act of 1991, 20 U.S.C. 701-706, Rehabilitative Act 1973, 20 U.S.C. 86-201, 20 U.S.C. 3171 et seq., 29 U.S.C. 705(2), 29 U.S.C. 794, 29 U.S.C. 794a, 34 C.F.R. Part 85, 34 C.F.R. Part 86, 34 C.F.R. Part 104, 34 C.F.R. 34-86.201, 41U.S.C. 701 et seq., Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Vocation Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 06/03/2021
Dr. Beth Thedy, Deputy Superintendent, Chief HR Officer
po3124 Drug-Free Workplace for AgendaPlus.pdf
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