|School City of East Chicago|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5530.01 - DRUG TESTING
The Board recognizes the importance of providing learning opportunities for students through involvement in athletics and other extra-curricular activities. The Board also recognizes and accepts its responsibility to take a stand against the use of unauthorized and illegal drugs or substances by students at any time.
The Board requires that each student participating in one of the Corporationís interscholastic athletic programs, extra-curricular programs, or driving to school, sign an enrollment application agreeing that the student will participate in a random drug-testing program, conducted and paid for by the Corporation, during the term in which the student will be participating.
The Corporationís drug-testing program may include urinalysis tests, saliva screening and/or breathalyzer to determine if the Student Code of Conduct has been violated. The Corporation will also see that:
|A.||testing is administered randomly;|
|B.||tests will produce consistently reliable results;|
|C.||in addition to standard screening testing, gas chromophotraphy testing may be used:|
|IN EITHER CASE, A BACK-UP TEST OR SCREENING WILL BE ADMINISTERED.|
|D.||the privacy of students is protected during the collection of the sample;|
|E.||the privacy of the student is protected by limitations on the disclosure of the test results.|
In addition to standard screening testing, if the original test results are challenged, a backup test will be administered at the studentís or parentís expense.
The school nurse shall be responsible for administering the drug-testing program. The building administrator will be responsible for imposing sanctions for all students who violate this policy.
Test results will not become a part of the studentís permanent record. Test information will not be disclosed to law enforcement authorities unless subpoenaed in a legal proceeding. In the event that the Corporation is required to release the information, the student and his/her parents will be notified twenty-four (24) hours before the response is made.
Any student who tests positive for any drug other than a prescribed medication shall be removed from the athletic activity, the extra-curricular activity, and/or denied the privilege of driving to school.
Linke v. Northwestern School Corporation (763 N.E. 2nd 972)
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