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GENERAL POLICIES

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

The school does not discriminate against gender, race, creed and or religion. The training courses offered by the school are also adaptable and recommended for individuals undergoing certain rehabilitative programs.

CITY AND STATE REGULATION COMPLIANCE

KPDTS complies with all local, cities, county, municipal, state, and federal regulations.

HANDICAP POLICY

KPDTS does not discriminate against physically disabled persons in the enrollment of students, the employment of faculty and staff, and in the operation of its courses and activities.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION & PRIVACY ACTS

KPDTS has the right to release information without consent in the following circumstances:

Release to other institutional officials with legitimate educational interests in the information.
Release to federal or state authorities.
Release for the application or receipt of financial aid.
Release to organizations conducting studies on behalf of an institution or educational agency.
Release to accrediting agencies to carry out their function.
Release to comply with judicial order or subpoena.

Students may ask to review their training records by a written letter addressed to the School Management expressing his/her wishes to do so. A written reply will be sent to the student within three business days after receiving the request.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY

Key Power Driving & Traffic School is concerned with the ever-increasing use by individuals in our society of alcohol and drugs. The school intends to make sure that any such use by our students does not create risks or hazards or harm on the school premises to any of our students, as well as to any school property and equipment. School policy is to see that all students are free from the use of drugs and alcohol, while on school property. A student on Key Power Driving & Traffic School's property having possession of, possessing on the student's body, transferring, selling or attempting to sell or transfer any form of drugs or alcohol during the hours between the beginning and end of the student's classes, is guilty of misconduct and is subject to expulsion, even if this is a first offense. It is a standard of conduct for students of KPDTS to not use drugs or alcohol on school grounds.

In order to maintain this standard, Key Power Driving & Traffic School complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Part 382 Controlled Drug & Alcohol Use & Testing requirements.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), adopted regulations requiring certain commercial motor vehicle operators to be tested for alcohol and drugs in order to reach the goal of an alcohol and drug-free transportation environment.

Part 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's alcohol and drug testing rules apply to every person and to all employers or CDL schools of such persons who operate a commercial motor vehicle in commerce in any state.

FMCSA PART 382 TESTS REQUIREMENTS:

The following requirements apply to all individuals who are required to have or are obtaining a CDL for the type vehicle they plan to operate:

a) Pre-In-Vehicle Training: This test is required and negative results must be received before an employer or CDL School allows a student/driver to perform a safety sensitive function. The pre-In-Vehicle test is only required for controlled substances (DRUG). Alcohol testing is permitted.

b) Reasonable Suspicion: This test is required when a trained instructor\supervisor\employer has reasonable suspicion to believe that the student/driver has used alcohol and or controlled substances.

c) Random: This unannounced testing is based on a random selection of students/drivers. The selection must be made by a scientifically valid method and all students/drivers covered by this rule must have an equal chance of being tested. The names of students/drivers who are selected for testing must be kept confidential until such time that the employer/school notifies the student/driver to take the test. Once the student/driver is notified, he/she must immediately proceed to the testing facility and undergo testing. Every student's/driver's name that is selected for testing must be returned to the selection pool so that all students/drivers have an equal chance of being selected at anytime.

d) Random alcohol: Random alcohol testing is also required by the DOT. However, random alcohol tests can only be administered just prior to a student/driver performing a safety-sensitive function, while performing a safety-sensitive function, or just after performing a safety-sensitive function. Random controlled substances tests can be conducted at any time the student/driver is notified. A student/driver who is selected and refuses to submit to a test must follow the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40, Subpart O. (SAP)

e) Post Accident: This test applies to all students/drivers who are involved in fatal crashes. The test must also be conducted on all students/drivers who are cited for moving violations arising in a crash that requires a vehicle being towed or an injury requiring medical attention away from the scene. The alcohol test must be conducted within 8 hours and the controlled substances test must be conducted within 32 hours of the crash.

Consequences: A student/driver who has violated the FMCSA part 382 Controlled Drug & Alcohol Use & Testing is prohibited from performing DOT safety-sensitive duties for any employer or CDL Training School until he/she completes the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, referral, and education/treatment program set forth in 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart O, and in applicable FMCSA regulations.

Key Power Driving & Traffic School will make confidential resources for referral available to student/driver who will need to participate in a SAP program, where they can address problems associated with the misuse of alcohol and the use of controlled substances (DRUGS).



GENERAL PROCEDURES

I acknowledge that if I elect to enroll in any in-vehicle training courses offered by
Key Power Driving & Traffic School I must agree to the following:

• Must pass a DOT (FMCSA) Part 382 Controlled Substances "Drug" test prior attending school. Alcohol testing may also apply.

• Must be drug and alcohol free and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as per FMCSA (DOT) Part 382 Controlled Substances & Alcohol Use Testing requirements while attending in vehicle training at the school.

I understand that a refusal to participate in testing when so directed by Key Power Driving & Traffic School, as well as a positive test result will result in my expulsion from attending School.

• A refusal or positive test result will result in a referral by Key Power Driving & Traffic School to a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, referral, and education/treatment program set forth in 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart O, and in applicable FMCSA regulations.

• I will be prohibited from attending school for CDL training until I complete the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluation, referral, and education/treatment program set forth in 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart O, and in applicable FMCSA regulations.

STUDENT CONDUCT

It is expected that all students will act in a mature and considerate manner regarding all functions in and out of school during their entire enrollment period. Profane language and disrespectful behavior is considered unsatisfactory conduct and may be grounds for dismissal. A student who conducts himself or herself in a manner detrimental to KPDTS, staff or other students will be terminated. Theft of a property from KPDTS, other students will be also grounds for immediate termination. Of particular concern to the school are the following areas of improper conduct, which may result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from the training course of study.

VANDALISM

Students causing damage to furniture, equipment, the building, grounds, or any other property belonging to the school or associated with the student's enrollment, will be held responsible for any expenses incurred by the school for repairs or replacement of such items.

GAMBLING

In which money is exchanged is prohibited anywhere on school property.

FREARMS AND WEAPONS

Possession or use of any type of firearms, other weapons, or firecrackers by students on school or school related property is prohibited.

SMOKING

In designated non-smoking areas and equipment is prohibited. These areas include classrooms, trucks, offices and around fueling areas.

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Student conduct, which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, shall result in suspension and or dismissal.

GROUNDS MAITENANCE

Students are encouraged to keep classrooms, grounds and equipment clean and in working order. No food, drinks, bottles or trash shall be used or left in authorized areas.

MOBILE PHONE USE

Students are not allowed to use their Cell phone while in the vehicle training.

PROPER ATTIRE

Students should ware proper attire at all times while attending school for their training. The school while attending allows no open shoes or lady skirts.



 

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