Drug Free Policy
The Department for Technical Education is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Kentucky TECH has defined conduct in relation to the use, possession, distribution, storage, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs and being under the influence of alcohol on Kentucky TECH property or at any sponsored event. Conduct which violates this definition poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of members of the Kentucky TECH community and shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.
The Department for Technical Education is in compliance with and will be in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Being under the influence of alcohol or other drugs on the Department for Technical Education's property or any sponsored event is prohibited. The use, possession, distribution, manufacture, or sale of illegal or unauthorized drugs on the Department for Technical Education's property by employees or students is prohibited. Any student or staff who violates these defined standards of conduct shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.
On the first occurrence of proof of drug abuse, the high school principal and the parent or guardian of a secondary student shall be notified. A report of drug abuse evidence shall be made to the police.
A postsecondary student shall be suspended for five (5) days with possible re-entry upon proof of enrolling in a treatment program. Readmission shall be with probationary status. During suspension, the student shall lose all school privileges and shall not be permitted on the school property. A second drug occurrence by a student shall result in dismissal from the Kentucky TECH System.