The study, the effectiveness of mandatory-random student drug testing, examined 7 districts that were awarded grants in 2006 by the us department of education's office of safe and drug free schools to implement mandatory-random drug testing programs in their 36 high schools the districts volunteered to be in the program and were spread. Despite the research and the guidance of experts, the proportion of public high schools with random drug testing programs has risen from 14 percent in 2006 to 18 percent in 2012, according to the cdc. Mandatory drug testing in public schools is a relatively new issue for the law introduced during the late 1980s and expanding over the next decade, the practice of analyzing student urine for illegal drugs is carried out in a small but growing percentage of schools nationwide.
When it comes to paying for drug tests in public schools, there will need to be a committee decision that decides who pays for the cost of the drug testing kits while it is substantially less expensive than it once was, drug tests, even in bulk will cost money. She contends that as random drug testing in schools grows, so will the black market for ways to fool the test clean urine samples and masking products with names such as urinaid, thc free and. Most recently, the us supreme court ruled that public schools may subject students to random drug testing as a condition of participation in school sports and other extracurricular activities (board of education of independent school district no 92 of pottawatomie county v.
Random drug testing isn't legal in every school situation schools are only legally allowed to randomly test students who take part in competitive sports and clubs, according to the national institute on drug abuse. This essay discusses random drug testing in schools a brief introduction is followed by an expanded discussion on the positions of key stakeholders whose interests include economics, sports. The aggregate results of the random drug testing, which shall not include the identities of the students tested, shall be used to establish a baseline for prevalence of drug use in public and private secondary schools and evaluate and improve the efficacy and effectiveness of drug abuse prevention programs. Schools adopt random student drug testing to decrease drug misuse and illicit drug use among students first, they hope random testing will serve as a deterrent and give students a reason to resist peer pressure to take drugs.
Problems with testing the only systematic study of random drug testing in schools failed to find an impact 8 in this study of 76 000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students across a number of schools the researchers found that testing was not associated with either the prevalence or the frequency of student cannabis use and other illicit drug use by male high school athletes. Students at crivitz high school will face drug tests throughout the new school year administrators say that the tests will be carried out at random but many suspect that particular students. Based on work place drug testing policies, random student drug testing (rsdt) programs require certain groups of students (eg, those belonging to a sports team or club) to be drug tested at school drug tests are usually in the form of a urinalysis, which detects marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, pcp and opioids.
An all-boys catholic high school in novi announced to parents this week that it will begin randomly drug testing students, starting in august all of the students grades 9-12 will be subject to. Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the american academy of pediatrics says. While the number of schools randomly testing student athletes for drug use is rising, the total number of participating public schools only amounts to a rather tiny percentage, with just 28,000 public schools screening students for drugs. Random drug testing policy the mercer county board of education has approved a random drug testing policy for both students and staff (certified & classified) this policy is intended to support the comprehensive educational policies and programs of the district in educating students, parents/guardians, as well as staff, as to the dangers.
In the 2007-8 school year, the university interscholastic league, in texas, began one of the largest high school drug testing programs in the country, conducting 10,117 tests that yielded two. Neither random drug testing nor a positive school climate was associated with a reduction in alcohol use, according to researcher dan romer, phd, director of the adolescent communication institute of the annenberg public policy center at the university of pennsylvania. Delaware valley school district 11/20/03)new jersey - the supreme court of new jersey upheld a high school's policy of random, suspicionless drug testing of students engaged in extracurricular activities and students seeking parking privileges.