Two Oregon districts join others nationwide in middle school drug testing
- The Scio and Central Linn school districts in Oregon are among others in at least eight states beginning random drug testing in middle school.
- About 60 of the Scio district's annual 200 tests are performed at Scio Middle School, and the district requires the random drug and alcohol tests for all seventh- through 12th-graders who participate in sports or other potentially hazardous extracurricular activities.
- Students testing positive must submit to retesting and can eventually work their way back into an extracurricular activity.
From the article:
Oregon’s Scio and Central Linn school districts are among a growing number of districts nationwide using random drug tests in middle school. A story in today’s New York Times, which also appears on The Register-Guard’s front page today, says it’s difficult to gauge how many middle schools conduct drug tests on students. ...
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