The 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.
The 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.”
This policy must be also consistent with applicable NCAA and conference regulations referencing “banned substances” and the significance of their use.
Finally, 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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