Privacy Rights of Students
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (section 438, Public Law 93-380) requires educational institutions to provide students with access to official education records related to themselves, and provides students with an opportunity for a hearing to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate.
In addition, the College must obtain written consent before releasing personally-identifiable information from records to other than a specified list of persons and agencies. These rights extend to current and former students.
As used in this policy "drug" refers to controlled substances as defined by State and Federal Law.
It is the policy of the district to maintain a drug-free workplace, through implementation of the following policy. This district seeks to ensure that all employees are free from the effects of drug use during work hours, and that these controlled substances are not permitted on District premises. A drug-free workplace is essential to maintain the safety and efficiency of college and district operations, and the health and safety of college and district operations, and the health and safety of employees, students, and the public.
In order to achieve the objective of a drug-free workplace, the governing board directs the chancellor or her/his designee to implement the following policy:
The chancellor or his/her designee shall post at each site and provide each employee with a notice that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances is prohibited in the workplace, this notice shall also;
Include a statement of possible disciplinary actions, up to and including discharge, for violation of the policy. The discipline shall be in accordance with board policies on discipline, the Education Code, and applicable collective bargaining agreements;
Inform employees that as a condition of employment, each employee must abide by the terms of this policy and notify the district within five days of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace;
Notify employees of the district's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace.
Inform employees of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace, including, but not limited to, threats to the health and safety of employees, students, and the public.
The chancellor or his/her designee shall notify federal agencies with whom contracts are held or from whom grants are received within 10 days of receiving notice that an employee has been convicted of a criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace.
The chancellor or his/her designee shall, within 30 days of notification of the conviction of an employee for a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace, take appropriate disciplinary action against the employee.