Congratulations to Steve Brumbaugh, Kim Bouchard, Inja Parker and Mariena Mears for winning a Starbucks Gift Card courtesy of Marshall Sampson!
The Annual Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Notice was sent again this year (as annual notices are wont to) to all employees of Green River College.
According to the Department of Education,“While the regulations do not place an affirmative duty on IHEs [Institutions of Higher Education] to ensure that employees read the materials, in keeping with the spirit of the regulations, institutions should take steps to encourage employees to read the policies.”
What better source of encouragement to maintain a drug-free school environment is there than a Starbucks Gift Card?
One lucky winner from every employee group (Full-Time Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Classified Staff, and Exempt Staff) was selected at random for a prize from those who read the notice and answered the following correctly:
“One of the common complications of the use or abuse of this drug is a ‘bad trip’”
The correct answer was of course “Hallucinogens,” “LSD,” or any other acceptable variation.
As an institution receiving federal grant money, we are required by law to maintain a drug-free work place. The supporting laws and regulations along with the relevant consequences for violating them are laid out clearly in the notice.
Drug abuse and addiction is a serious matter and the notice contained a wealth of information about the effects of drugs and alcohol and ways to seek help with addiction.
Find out more from the Department of Education by clicking here.