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3170 Policy_Substance Abuse

The Board of Education recognizes alcoholism and drug abuse as treatable illnesses. When such illnesses impair
the performance of staff members, the Board recognizes the responsibility to assist in a manner recommended by
appropriate specialists in the treatment of those illnesses. A staff member having an illness or other problem
relating to the use of alcohol or other drugs will receive the same careful consideration and offer of assistance that
is presently extended to staff members having any other illness.
 
The responsibility to correct unsatisfactory job performance or behavior resulting from a suspected alcohol or drug
problem rests with the staff member. Failure to do so will result in appropriate corrective or disciplinary action as
determined by the Board. The District may assist an employee with an alcohol or drug problem in developing
reasonable accommodations so that the employee may perform his/her work, consistent with State and Federal
law. Existence of a substance abuse problem does not excuse misconduct in employment or violation of Board
policy.
 
No staff member will have his/her job security or promotion opportunities jeopardized by his/her request for
counseling or referral assistance.
 
Staff members who suspect they may have an alcohol or other drug abuse problem are encouraged to seek
counseling and information on a confidential basis by contacting the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
 
This policy shall be administered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and applicable
State laws.
 
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Wis. Stat. 111.34
 
Revised:  August 29, 2011
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 29, 2011, 12:15 PM