EEAEAA: Drug and Alcohol Testing for Vehicle Drivers

The district will adhere to federal law and Department of Transportation (DoT) regulations requiring a drug- and alcohol-testing program for school bus drivers and commercial vehicle drivers.  Such testing will be conducted for five different situations: pre-employment, randomly, following an accident, following an authorization to return to duty, and upon reasonable suspicion that a driver is under the influence of alcohol or using drugs.

The district will comply with DoT protocols regarding the collection and testing necessary to establish whether alcohol or drugs are present in the driver’s system, and guidelines will be established for the steps to be taken in the event that test results are positive.

The Superintendent will adopt and enact guidelines consistent with federal regulations, defining the circumstances and procedures for testing.

MSC first vote: 8/13/13
MSC second vote: 8/27/13