DRUG AND ALCHOHOL TESTING FOR SCHOOL BUS AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES DRIVERS

The district shall adhere to federal law and regulations requiring a drug and alcohol-testing program for school bus drivers and commercial vehicle drivers.
This program shall comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, section 382 et seq. The Superintendent or designees shall adopt and enact procedures consistent with the federal regulations, defining the circumstances and procedures for testing.
LEGAL REF.: 49 U.S.C. sec. 2717 et seq. (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991) 49C.F.R. Part 40 Procedures for Transportation Workplace and Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs 49C.F.R. Part 382 Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing
49 C.F.R. Part 391 Qualification of drivers
OR
The district shall comply with the Department of Transportation’s regulations for the drug and alcohol testing of school bus drivers and commercial vehicle drivers employed by the district. 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 Department of Transportation protocols regarding the collection and testing necessary to establish whether alcohol or drugs are present in the driver’s system, and regulations will be established for the steps to be taken in the event that test results are positive.
Adopted: Prior to 2013