Code No.: 403.7
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM
Employees who operate school vehicles are subject to drug and alcohol testing if a commercial driver’s
license is required to operate the school vehicle and the school vehicle transports sixteen or more
persons including the driver or the school vehicle weighs twenty-six thousand one pounds or more. For
purposes of the drug and alcohol testing program, the term “employees” includes applicants who have
been offered a position to operate a school vehicle.
The employees operating a school vehicle as described above are subject to pre-employment drug
testing and random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol testing. Employees
operating school vehicles will not perform a safety-sensitive function within four hours of using alcohol.
Employees governed by this policy are subject to the drug and alcohol testing program beginning the
first day they operate or are offered a position to operate school vehicles and continue to be subject to
the drug and alcohol testing program as long as they may be required to perform a safety-sensitive
function as it is defined in the administrative regulations. Employees with questions about the drug and
alcohol testing program may contact the school district contact person, Debbie Eilers, Nurse at
Strawberry Hill Elementary, 203 Hamilton Street, Anamosa, IA 52205.
Employees who violate the terms of this policy are subject to discipline, up to and, including
It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop administrative regulations to implement this
policy in compliance with the law. The superintendent will inform applicants of the requirement for
drug and alcohol testing in notices or advertisements for employment.
The superintendent will also be responsible for publication and dissemination of this policy and
supporting administrative regulations and forms to employees operating school vehicles. The
superintendent will also oversee a substance-free awareness program to educate employees about the
dangers of substance abuse and notify them of available substance abuse treatment resources and
IASB Drug and Alcohol Testing Program (IDATP) Web site:
Legal Reference: American Trucking Association, Inc., v. Federal Highway Administration, 51
Fed. 3rd 405 Cir. (4th 1995).
49 U.S.C. §§ 5331 et seq. (2012).
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 (2012).
41 U.S.C. §§ 81 (2012).
49 C.F.R. Pt. 40; 382; 391 (2012).
34 C.F.R. Pt. 85 (2012).
Local 301, Internat’l Assoc. of Fire Fighters, AFL-CIO, and City of Burlington,
PERB No. 3876 (3-26-91).
Iowa Code §§ 124; 279.8; 321.375(2); 730.5 (2013).
Code No.: 403.7