Student Drug Testing

Question:  I heard that student-athletes are going to be submitted to drug testing. If this is true, will every athlete be tested or will it be random? Also, who will be covering the cost of the test, the school or the athlete? Lastly, what drugs will they be tested for? {August 5, 2015}

This is accurate.  The LaBrae Board of Education has adopted policy permitting student drug testing.  The primary focus of the testing is to administer baseline testing to student-athletes prior to each sport season, and random testing throughout the year to student-athletes and student drivers.  The Athletic Director met with parents in May at LaBrae's fall pre-season meeting to unveil the program and provide information about our administering of the drug testing program.  The expense of the drug testing our student-athletes and student-drivers will be paid for by the District.  The District is using revenue from the state casino tax as a means for paying for the testing.  Those students tested may be tested for LSD, Alcohol, Marijuana, Amphetamines, Methadone, Anabolic Steroids, Methaqualone, Barbiturates, Nicotine (Tobacco), Benzodiazepines, Opiates, Cocaine, Propoxyphene (Darvon), or Any substance included in U.S.C. 802 (6), which an individual may not sell, offer to sell, possess, give, exchange, use, distribute, or purchase under State or Federal Law.  Look for more information soon on our District website.