Alcohol and/or Drug Testing

 

When school staff suspect that a student may be under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs, the student will be escorted to the school nurse where a school administrator and school nurse will assess the student to determine whether there are reasonable grounds for suspecting the student is under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If reasonable grounds exist to suspect the student may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the student will be asked to submit to an oral fluids test and/or breath scan test.

Students who refuse to submit to an oral fluids test and/or breath scan test will be deemed insubordinate in violation of the Districtís student conduct rules. Refusal to submit to such tests may also be deemed an admission by the student that the student is guilty of violating this policy.

If the test(s) is positive, the studentís parents/guardians will be promptly contacted regarding the test(s) results and to provide medical services as necessary and appropriate.

Parents/guardians wishing to contest the results of a drug test may independently, and at their own expense, have their child re-tested at the Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) office located in Edwardsville, provided, however, that the student report to the TASC office within thirty minutes of the student leaving the school building.