The college reserves the right for college officials and instructors to use
information from student records internally for legitimate educational purposes.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
It is the policy of Florida Keys Community College to maintain a drug-free
educational institution for its students and a drug-free workplace for its
employees. The provisions of this Rule are intended to insure that this policy shall
be fully implement and maintained. Rule 5.643.
I. The policy of FKCC is to prohibit the manufacture, distribution, dispensing,
possession, or use of controlled substances, as defined by U.S. or Florida Statutes,
by students, employees, or visitors of FKCC.
II. Violations of this Rule may result in the violator being referred to public
authorities for possible prosecution. Further, violations of this policy, or conviction
for the violation of any criminal drug statute occurring on FKCC owned or leased
premises, shall, in addition to any criminal penalties result in the following
penalties to be imposed by FKCC:
A. Employees - For repeated violations of the college policy or conviction
of any criminal drug statute constituting a felony, an employee may
be terminated with loss of terminal leave pay, or any lesser penalty as
determined by the President. For a single violation of the college policy,
or conviction of a criminal drug statute, constituting a misdemeanor,
an employee shall be subject to disciplinary action, including possible
termination of employment, as determined by the President.
B. Students - For a violation of the college policy or conviction of any criminal
drug statute as above, the student shall be subject to dismissal, or any
lesser penalty, as determined by the President.
C. Visitors - For a violation of the college policy, or conviction of any criminal
drug statute as above, a visitor, whether invited or uninvited, shall be
subject to disciplinary action, up to and including being permanently
banned from college premises and activities and may be reported to law
enforcement authorities, as determined by the President.
D. As an alternative action for violations, employees and students may
be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug abuse assistance or
rehabilitative program approved by an appropriate agency.
E. The President may appoint a committee composed of college employees
and others to advise him as to appropriate disciplinary actions. III. The
college shall publish statements of the above policy in a manner designed
to advise employees, students and visitors of the policy and the possible