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ERIC Number: ED518635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 39
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
What You Need to Know about Starting a Student Drug-Testing Program
Office of National Drug Control Policy
"What You Need to Know About Starting a Student Drug-Testing Program" is meant to Complement, and build on information provided in an earlier publication, "What You Need to Know about Drug Testing in Schools." This booklet assumes that you as a school, administrator, staff member, or parent involved in the decision have considered all the issues, weighed the pros and cons, collected data, and are now ready to put together a plan for starting a drug testing program in your school. It reviews the steps you need to take before implementing a testing program, such as conducting a needs assessment, consulting legal counsel, enlisting the support of both the school and the local community, developing a written policy, and providing access to student assistance. It offers guidance on how to find funding for your program, and it also includes a discussion of how some schools select students for testing and what types of tests they use. A list of resources includes Web sites, and contact information for agencies and other organizations that can answer any further questions you may have about student drug testing.
Office of National Drug Control Policy. Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC 20503. Tel: 202-395-6700; Fax: 202-395-6708; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of National Drug Control Policy