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Drug Prevention Policy (Amended October, 2005)

All students in grades 9-12 will be required to participate in the drug/alcohol testing program.

 

Purpose of the Program

  1. To educate the student concerning the dangers of drug/alcohol abuse.

  2. To help prevent any drug use of abuse by the students of Oak Hill Academy.

  3. To identify any student who may be using drugs and to identify that drug.

  4. To see that any chronic dependency is treated and addressed properly.

  5. To provide reasonable safeguards in order that every student who attends OHA is medically competent.

  6. To remove the stigma of drug abuse from those students who are not users.

  7. To reassure parents or legal guardians, students, and the community that the health and academic progress of each of its students is

      the primary goal of Oak Hill Academy.

  8. To re-emphasize to the student that his/her responsibility as a positive model and give students a reason to SAY NO!

 

Testing Procedure

  1. The parent or legal guardian of each student, by signing their educational contract, is consenting to their child’s participation in the

      drug screening program.

  2. All students will sign a form and give their social security number during registration.

  3. All administrators, teachers, employees, and board members will be subject to random testing.

  4. Each student will be tested during the school year and will be subject to random testing at any time during the school   year.

  5. The method of testing will be a form of urine, hair, breath or saliva analysis. Any positive test result will be confirmed by an additional

      test to ensure accuracy.

  6. The selection and coding of specimen samples will be executed in a manner ensuring total confidentiality and identification.

  7. The test samples will be collected and analyzed using the most up-to-date methods of pathology.

  8. Test samples will be identified to ensure total confidentiality.

  9. Drug screening will be reported by the medical laboratory to the parent or legal guardian and the headmaster only.

10. Any attempt to tamper with the urine sample or hair sample will result in a positive on that test.

 

First Incident of a Positive Result

All tests showing a positive result will automatically be retested by the testing laboratory immediately to assure that no error has occurred. The following steps will then be taken:

  1. The headmaster will be advised of the results of the medical laboratory.

  2. The headmaster will contact the parent or legal guardian to inform them of the positive test result. The headmaster will inform parent

      or legal guardian that they will be contacted by a medical review officer to discuss test results.

  3. The student and parent or legal guardian will be contacted in a confidential manner by an independent medical review officer to

      discuss and ascertain all relevant information related to the positive result. The medical review officer will then confirm or cancel

      positive result with the parent or legal guardian and notify the headmaster.

  4. If the medical review officer has confirmed a positive test, the student will then be required to attend a drug counseling program as

      agreed to by the parent or legal guardian and the headmaster. Any costs associated with the counseling will be at the expense of the

      parent of legal guardian.

  5. The counselor will determine the length and manner of the program best suited recommendations or follow-up.

  6. If a parent or legal guardian refuses a complete counseling program for his/her child, the student will be dismissed from school.

  7. After a first positive test, the student is subject to taking additional tests during the year.

  8. Participation in the school is not affected at this time.

 

Second Incident of a Positive Result

All tests showing a positive result will automatically be retested by the testing laboratory immediately to assure that no error has occurred. The following steps will then be taken:

  1. The headmaster will be advised of the results of the medical laboratory.

  2. The headmaster will contact the parent or legal guardian to inform them of the positive test result. The headmaster will inform parent

      or legal guardian that they will be contacted by a medical review officer to discuss test results.

  3. The student and parent or legal guardian will be contacted in a confidential manner by an independent medical review officer to

      discuss and ascertain all relevant information related to the positive result. The medical review officer will then confirm or cancel

      positive result with the parent or legal guardian and notify the headmaster.

  4. The student will be suspended until such time that he provides proof of successful completion of a pre-approved alcohol/drug rehab

      program agreed upon by the headmaster and parent or legal guardian.

  5. Reinstatement could occur with proof of a successful drug rehabilitation program and only after negative testing prevails. In order to

      maintain the reinstated status, the student will continue to participate in re-testing and must follow all after-care recommendations of

      the healthcare professional. Written documentation of participation in after-care must be provided to the school on a monthly basis for

      the remainder of the school year.

 

Third Incident of a Positive Result

All tests showing a positive result will automatically be retested by the testing laboratory immediately to assure that no error has occurred. The following steps will then be taken:

  1. The headmaster will be advised of the results of the medical laboratory.

  2. The headmaster will contact the parent or legal guardian to inform them of the positive test result.  The headmaster will inform parent

      or legal guardian that they will be contacted by a medical review officer to discuss the test results.

  3. The student and parent or legal guardian will be contacted in a confidential manner by an independent medical review officer to

      discuss and ascertain all relevant information related to the positive result. The medical review officer will then confirm or cancel

      positive result with the parent or legal guardian and notify the headmaster.

  4. If the medical review officer determines a third positive, there will be permanent dismissal from Oak Hill Academy