School City of East Chicago
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3170 - SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The School Board recognizes alcoholism and drug abuse as treatable illnesses.

A professional staff member having an illness or other problem relating to the use/abuse of alcohol or other drugs will receive the same careful consideration and offer of assistance that is presently extended to professional staff members having any other illness.

The responsibility to correct unsatisfactory job performance or behavior resulting from a substance abuse problem rests with the professional staff member. Failure to do so, for whatever reason, will result in appropriate corrective or disciplinary action as determined by the Board.

No professional staff member will have his/her job security or promotion opportunities jeopardized solely on the basis of his/her request for counseling or referral assistance.

Professional 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 resources available for such service.

Please refer to Board Policy 3122.01 on Drug-Free Workplace for additional requirements for professional staff members.

I.C. 20-26-5-4
29 U.S.C. 794

Revised 7/31/17

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