Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5530.01 - DRUG-TESTING

The student drug-testing program is an important statement made by the School Corporation with regard to its stance against the use of unauthorized and illegal drugs and substances by students. It is also an important action on the part of the Corporation to safeguard the health and welfare of all students.

All students wishing to participate in an athletic activity and/or an extra-curricular activity sponsored by the Corporation or to drive to school or an activity sponsored by the Corporation must submit an authorization form stating they will participate in the Drug-Testing Program. The authorization form must be signed by the student and the studentís parent and returned to the school in order to establish participant status.

The building principal shall maintain a database that includes the names of all students involved in athletics, extracurricular activities, and parking at school. Each student shall be assigned a number. Students will be selected regularly from the list of numbers for testing. Only the Administrators will know the name of the student associated with each assigned number. All other school and/or agency personnel will have access to the student number without the student name.

On the day of the testing, the Administrator shall notify the selected students and their parents of the time and place of the testing.

After samples have been collected the testing agency shall take all precautions in safeguarding the samples, the results, and accurately reporting their findings to the Administrator. In all cases, the testing agency shall dispose of all negative samples and retain positive test results for at least thirty (30) days. The testing agency shall report all results by sample number to the Administrator.

In the case of a positive test result, the Administrator shall notify the student and the studentís parents being certain to protect the privacy of the student at the same time.

The Administrator is responsible for determining the appropriate disciplinary action when positive test results are identified.

Appeal of decisions stemming from the drug-testing program shall be applicable according to provisions of the Corporationís student due process policy.

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