Policy Development and Implementation

Getting Started

State law requires schools to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use, and the most successful districts take it one step further by implementing a drug testing program as well. Continue reading to find out what you can expect when you call the DRUGSAFE Program.

The Process

1. Schedule a special meeting between the Board of Education and DRUGSAFE representatives


2. Introduce the idea of a student drug testing program and the benefits of implementing such a program


3. Review drug testing methods and drug screen panels


4. Develop a policy that includes testing protocols, procedures and frequency of testing


5. Send a letter to all families and hold an open forum with parents to address questions and concerns


6. Finalize the policy and make it accessible to all families in the district


7. Sign agreement with the DRUGSAFE Program

Visit our Drug Testing page to view the standards, principles and methods we follow.