Voluntary Random Student Drug Testing: What You Need to Know - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Voluntary Random Student Drug Testing: What You Need to Know PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 162b2-NzRiY



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Voluntary Random Student Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Description:

In 2006, 52% of seniors had used alcohol within the last 30 days, and 21% had used marijuana. ... of controlled substances, marijuana, anabolic steroids, and ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:89
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 23
Provided by: jennys8
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Voluntary Random Student Drug Testing: What You Need to Know


1
Voluntary Random Student Drug Testing What
You Need to Know
2
  • In 2005 and 2006, the WJCC School Board studied
    the pros and cons of a Random Student Drug
    Testing policy in response to an increase in
    teenage alcohol and drug abuse in our community.
    They adopted a Voluntary Random Student Drug
    Testing policy in 2006.

3
  • A task force composed of community members and
    school personnel was formed. The task force
    included school administrators, principals,
    athletic directors, guidance counselors,
    teachers, members of the PTA, police officers,
    doctors, representatives from Bacon Street and
    the Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Council,
    and citizens.

4
  • The School Boards charge to the task force was
    to
  • Propose a comprehensive and multifaceted
    approach to alcohol and drug abuse prevention in
    the schools of WJCC effective with the 2006-7
    school year.

5
  • One part of this comprehensive alcohol and drug
    abuse prevention program is Voluntary Random
    Student Drug Testing.
  • Teenage alcohol and drug abuse is a
  • SERIOUS problem in our community.

6
  • In 2003, 42 of WJCC seniors had used alcohol in
    the last 30 days, and 19 had used marijuana.
  • In 2006, 52 of seniors had used alcohol within
    the last 30 days, and 21 had used marijuana.

7
  • Among persons aged 18 to 25, 20 used any illicit
    drug in the past month.
  • Among persons 26 or older, 5 to 6 used any
    illicit drug in the past month.

8
  • Underage drinking significantly impacts brain
    development, leading to literal brain shrinkage.
  • 47 of those who begin drinking before the age of
    14 become alcohol dependent at some point in
    their lives, compared with 9 of those who wait
    until age 21.

9
  • The rate of fatal crashes among alcohol-involved
    drivers between 16 and 20 years old is more than
    twice the rate for alcohol-involved drivers 21
    and older.

10
Teenage drug use, 2002
11
Offered, sold or given a drug on school property
12
  • The purpose of VRSDT is to
  • Foster a safer learning environment in our
    schools.
  • Establish a stronger culture of drug disapproval
    and responsible decision-making.
  • Help direct students away from drug and alcohol
    use.

13
  • VRSDT is not intended to catch current drug
    users or to punish them. Rather, it gives kids a
    reason to say no.
  • VRSDT promotes safe, drug-free schools.
  • VRSDT is one part of a multifaceted approach to
    alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

14
  • The program is completely voluntary.
  • Sign-up forms will be sent home on the first day
    of school.
  • Both parent and student must sign the form and
    choose either Yes to volunteer for the program
    or No.

15
  • Every student must return the form, checked
    either Yes or No, in a confidential sealed
    envelope.
  • The forms will be sent directly to the
    laboratory. No school personnel will see any
    completed forms.

16
  • Students can withdraw from the program through
    the VRSDT drop form, which must be signed by both
    the student and parent.
  • Students may enroll each school year.

17
  • The policy is non-punitive and completely
    confidential. Only the Medical Review Officer
    from the lab and the parents will know the
    results of a drug test.
  • School personnel are not notified in any way.
  • The MRO will contact the parents in the event of
    a positive test and offer community resources.
    Involvement in these suggested supports is not
    required.

18
  • Students will be asked to produce a sample in a
    secured, tamper-proof bathroom. No other students
    will be present. The lab personnel will wait
    outside until the student can produce a specimen.

19
  • The lab is a licensed collection agency operating
    under strict federal guidelines. There is an
    accurate chain of custody for each specimen.
  • Positive samples will be automatically retested.

20
  • The test checks for the presence of controlled
    substances, marijuana, anabolic steroids, and
    alcohol.
  • Approximately 15 of the total number of
    participants will be tested annually.
  • A federal grant pays for the program. Drug
    testing costs are not taken out of the overall
    school budget. There are no charges to the family
    for the drug test.

21
  • If you suspect your child has a problem with
    drugs or alcohol, you can contact
  • Bacon Street Substance Abuse Services
  • Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Coalition
  • Colonial Services Board
  • WJCC Student Services

22
  • If you know of or suspect a teenage drinking
    party, you can call the anonymous party tipline
  • 4-SOBRFN
  • (476-2736)
  • You may save a life!
About PowerShow.com