Drug testing OKed


In January, the Reform Board approved a policy giving the chief executive officer, or his designee, the power to require drug testing of a board employee when there is a “reasonable suspicion” that the employee may be using drugs or alcohol in the workplace.

Punishment for employees who test positive can include termination.

The policy also requires the CEO to provide information on drug abuse counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance as part of the board’s ongoing employee drug and alcohol awareness program.