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During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

Lake Washington School District Community:

Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

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    Drug Free Schools Community and Workplace

    File: 5201

    No employee shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense or use on or in the workplace any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana or any other controlled substance. 

    "Workplace" is defined to include any school building or any school premises; any school-owned vehicle or any other school-approved vehicle used to transport students to and from school or school activities; off school property during any school-sponsored or school-approved activity, event or function, such as a field trip or athletic event, where students are under the jurisdiction of the school district where work on a federal grant is performed. 

    As a condition of employment, each employee shall notify his or her supervisor of his or her conviction under any criminal drug stature for a violation occurring in the workplace as defined above. Such notification shall be provided no later than five (5) days after such conviction. 

    As a condition of employment each employee shall abide by the terms of the school district policy respecting a drug-free workplace. 

    An employee who violates the terms of this policy may be suspended, discharged, or nonrenewed in accordance with the provisions of board policy and state law. 

    As a condition of eligibility for reinstatement, an employee may be required to satisfactorily complete a drug rehabilitation or treatment program approved by the board, at the employee's expense. Nothing in this policy shall be construed to guarantee reinstatement of any employee who violates this policy, nor does the school district incur any financial obligation for treatment or rehabilitation ordered as a condition of eligibility for reinstatement. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    41 U.S.C. § 8103 Drug Free Workplace Requirements for Federal Grant Recipients 
    21 U.S.C. 812, Controlled Substance Act 
    21 CFR 1300.11-1300.15, Section 112, Ch. 271, Laws of 1989, Crimes and Penalties - Drug offenses within 1000 feet of school - Double fine or imprisonment 

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