B4. Drug & Alcohol Testing: Transportation Employees

  • Policy Code: B4

    First Reading: November 1, 2016; April 2, 2019
    Adopted: November 15, 2016
    Revised: April 16, 2019

    arrow Related: EWSD Procedures for Drug and Alcohol Testing: Transportation Employees

    arrow Attachment A: Effects of Alcohol and Controlled Substances

    arrow Attachment B: Sample Return to Work Letter for Transportation Employees


    The Essex Westford School District will comply with state and federal law and regulations requiring a drug and alcohol testing program for school bus and commercial vehicle drivers. The superintendent or designee will implement procedures to conduct alcohol and drug tests for all safety-sensitive transportation employees as required by the federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.

    The Essex Westford School District (referred to hereafter as EWSD or the District) Drug & Alcohol Testing Program for Transportation Employees (hereafter referred to as the program or program) consists of Policy B4 and its related procedures and attachments.

    The program complies with 49 CFR Part 382, as amended, and 49 CFR Part 40, as amended. 

    Legal Reference(s):

    49 U.S.C. § 5331, 31306 (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991)
    49 C.F.R. Parts 40, 382, 391, 392, 395
    21 V.S.A. 511 et seq.