Statement of Policy Concerning Alcohol and Drug Abuse

A statement of policy related to substance abuse and illegal drugs is contained in the Student Handbook.  The Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy states:  Northwest Technology Center prohibits the unlawful use, manufacture, possession, distribution, or dispensing of drugs.  Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge for an employee and permanent dismissal for a student.  Federal and State laws provide additional penalties for such unlawful activities, including fines and imprisonment.  The district is bound to take all appropriate actions against violators, which may include referral for legal prosecution or requiring the individual to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug use/alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. The district’s policy requires an employee to notify his or her supervisor of a criminal conviction for drug-related offenses occurring in the work place no later than five days following the conviction.


 Updated on 6/27/12