substantial proportion of the Country’s public school districts have instituted
random drug testing for students in high school. This estimate constitutes a measure
against which any future growth of random drug testing in the nation’s school
districts may be compared and thus of the success of efforts by the Office of
National Drug Control Policy and the Department of Education to support its
adoption. However, many of these districts may be conducting such testing
beyond current Supreme Court sanctions, which limit testing to students
involved in extracurricular activities. Thus, school districts that examine all
students may be placing themselves in a legally unsafe position. Legal issues
aside, rigorous that subject all students to random drug testing would resulted
to eliminate the risk that those who use illicit substances may simply decline
to participate in extracurricular activities to avoid testing.
Program of Drug and Alcohol Education, Evaluation, Treatment, and Testing for
Student Athletes must be in accordance with policy fixed forth by the the University
“code of student conduct” wherein an “unlawful” or an “attempted manufacture,
distribution, dispensing, possession, use or sale of controlled substance” &
the “abuse for alcohol is strictly prohibited and can result in sanctions and
penalties” including “loss of privileges and exclusion from activities.”
policy must be also consistent with applicable NCAA and conference regulations
referencing “banned substances” and the significance of their use.
this policy does not supplant any Federal, State or Local law, or requirement
regarding illegal drug possession, use or distribution, or any other laws
applicable to the above policy.
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