Forney ISD School Board policy (FNF local) requires implementation of a randomized drug testing program for all students grades 7-12 who intend to participate in competitive after-school extrcurricular activities and/or obtain/maintain a permit to park on campus during the school year. This pool of students shall be subject to random testing at a frequency and rate determined by the school administration.
Personnel from the drug-testing laboratory will collect urine samples under conditions that are no more intrusive than the conditions experienced in a public restroom. The drug-testing laboratory will test the urine sample for amphetamines/ methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, cocaine, alcohol, opiates and creatinine.
The purposes of the drug-testing program are to:
1. Prevent injury, illness, and harm resulting from the use of illegal and performance-enhancing
drugs or alcohol;
2. Help enforce a drug-free educational environment;
3. Deter student use of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs or alcohol; and
4. Educate students regarding the harm caused by the use of illegal and performance-enhancing
drugs or alcohol.
Refusal to Test or A student who refuses to be tested when selected or who is determined
Tampering to have tampered with a sample will be deemed to have a positive test
result and will be subject to the appropriate consequences
depending on previous positive test results, if any.
If a student is absent on the day of the random test, a sample will be
collected on the next random testing date.
Confirmation of An initial positive test will be confirmed by a second test of the same
Positive Results specimen before being reported as positive.
Upon receiving results of a positive drug test, the District will schedule a
meeting with the student, the student's parent if the student is under
the age of 18, and the coach or sponsor of the extracurricular activity,
as applicable, to review the test results and discuss consequences.
The student or parent will have 2 school days following the meeting
to provide a medical explanation for a positive result.
Retesting The student will be retested on random test dates for a full calendar year
so long as the student wishes to participate in extracurricular activities
or park a vehicle on school property.
Drug Abuse Prevention The District will notify the parent and student of drug and alcohol abuse
prevention resources available in the area.
Consequences Consequences of positive test results will be cumulative through the student’s
enrollment in the District.
First Offense Upon a first offense of receiving a confirmed positive drug test, a student will
be suspended from any extracurricular activity, and the student’s parking
permit will be suspended, for 20 school days following the date the student
and parent are notified of the test results.
During the period of suspension, the student may participate in practices
but not in any competitive activities or performances, nor park on campus.
Second Offense Upon a second offense of receiving a confirmed positive drug test, a student
will be suspended from any extracurricular activity, and the student’s
parking permit will be suspended, for 160 school days following the date
the student and parent are notified of the test results.
During the period of suspension, the student will not be permitted
to participate in practices, compete or perform nor park on campus.
Third Offense Upon a third offense of receiving a confirmed positive drug test, a student will
be suspended from participation in any extracurricular activity, and the
student’s parking permit will be suspended, for the remainder of the student’s
enrollment in the District.
End-Of-Semester If a student’s suspension from participation in extracurricular activities and
Suspensions parking privileges is not completed by the end of the semester, the student
will complete the assigned period of suspension during the following semester
or during the first semester of the following school year.