Drug Testing for Students
Statement of Purpose and Intent
Participation in school-sponsored extracurricular activities in the Kilgore Independent School District (District) is a privilege. Students who obtain a parking permit or participate in extracurricular activities at the high school or middle school level represent the school within the community. They have a responsibility to conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting their positions, which includes avoiding the use of illegal drugs.
The Kilgore ISD Board of Education has implemented this random drug testing program for students in grade eight (8) through twelve (12) who voluntarily participate in extracurricular activities at the high school or middle school level as part of the effort to prevent injury, illness and harm resulting from the use of illegal drugs; help enforce a drug-free educational environment and deter student use of illegal drugs.
The Kilgore ISD drug testing program shall include, but is not limited to, testing for the following: Amphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Meth-Amphetamine, Ecstasy, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Benzoylegogonine, Propoxyphene, Tricyclic Antidepressants.
Participation in Extracurricular Activities
School-sponsored extracurricular activities for which testing is required include all extracurricular activities. In order for a student to participate in the school-sponsored extracurricular activities or obtain a student parking permit, the student’s parent/guardian must consent to their student’s participation in the random drug testing program. A student participator’s name will remain in the random pool throughout his/her extracurricular career within the District. Therefore, a student participating in competitive athletics may be selected for a random drug test during his/her “off season.”
Students are randomly selected from among other student participants at the same school. As a result, a particular student might be selected more than once, while another student may not be selected at all.
A student who is randomly selected will be privately notified to report to a designated site at his/her school to provide a urine sample for drug testing. A licensed professional from a state-approved, certified drug testing agency will conduct all sample collection. If a student refuses to provide a sample at the time of collection, or provides an adulterated or fraudulent sample it will be counted as a positive test.
If a test result is positive, parents will be contacted by a school administrator, and given an opportunity to discuss the test results.
If a student’s test is positive, he/she will be subject to the consequences outlined in District Policy FNF (Local).