EEAEA-1: Drug and Alcohol Testing for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers

  • The Falmouth Public Schools shall adhere to federal law and Department of Transportation regulations requiring a drug and alcohol-testing program for school bus drivers and commercial vehicle drivers.  Such testing will be conducted for five different situations: pre-employment, randomly, following an accident, following an authorization to return to duty, and upon reasonable suspicion that a driver is under the influence of alcohol or using drugs.

    The District will comply with Department of Transportation protocols regarding the collection and testing necessary to establish whether alcohol or drugs are present in the driver’s system, and regulations will be established for the steps to be taken in the event that test results are positive. 

    This program shall comply with the requirements of Federal law and regulations. The Superintendent or designees shall adopt and enact procedures consistent with the federal regulations, defining the circumstances and procedures for testing.


    LEGAL REFS.:          49 U.S.C. sec. 2717 et seq. (Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991)

                                   49 C.F.R. Part 40 Procedures for Transportation Workplace and Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

                                   49C.F.R. Part 382 Controlled Substance and Alcohol Use and Testing

                                   49 C.F.R. Part 391 Qualification of Drivers

Last Modified on April 21, 2020