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Santa Clara USD |  AR  4112.41  Personnel

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Pre-Employment Drug/Alcohol Screening for Safety-Sensitive Positions

Applicants shall sign a form consenting to drug and alcohol testing. The consent form shall authorize release of the test results to the district. To ensure an individual's privacy, the district shall not use test results for any purpose other than those stated in Board policy and administrative regulation, shall maintain the confidentiality of screening records, and shall not disclose such records unless the applicant consents or the Superintendent or designee is presented with a court order requiring the disclosure.

(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 4112.4/4212.4/4312.4 - Health Examinations)

All initial screening tests shall be conducted at the district's expense. The sample provided by the applicant will be split by the testing laboratory. If an applicant's initial test is positive, a second test, on the other portion of the sample provided by the applicant at the district's expense, shall be administered as soon as possible to confirm the results. Upon obtaining a second positive result, the applicant may seek an independent drug and alcohol screening from a recognized medical laboratory at his/her own expense. Any applicant who fails to provide the district with a negative drug and alcohol screening report within five working days of a confirmed positive result shall be determined to have failed the screening and shall not be employed.

Failure to submit to the process or to complete the process shall preclude the applicant from being hired into the position. Disqualified applicants shall not be prohibited from applying for a non-safety-sensitive position within the district.

Regulation SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: June 28, 2018 Santa Clara, California