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What behavior or accidents are they seeing in Livingston high school to warrant even considering this program? During theand the first half ofthere were 52 Livingston juveniles arrested for drugs and alcohol, according to township police. Livingston like all schools across the country, have students who are involved in our Student Assistance Program.
Annually, we have students who are removed from school for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol and we have students who are enrolled in-patient as well as out-patient programs for substance abuse.
Random drug testing has two goals, the first being to serve as a deterrent and the second as an early identification of drug use and intervention. Those decisions are based on school districts who implemented random drug testing for athletes, students involved in extra-curricular activities, who park on campus and who volunteered for the program. Because public schools have a duty to educate all students, parents and students must have a right to opt out of a random drug testing program.
Therefore, students who do not want to be a part of a random drug testing program can opt out by not being involved in one of the activities listed above. Is it a win if they test 1, kids to find 15 positive tests? The goal is to delay the onset of drug use and diminish the frequency which reduces the odds of addiction. How will you protect student privacy? There are established protocols and procedures that must be followed and that would be outlined in a policy and regulations and are guided by the two US Supreme Court decisions: Hunterdon Central and the NJ statute, 18A: All students in the pool would be given a number and we would use a number-generating program that would be run by a member of the Technology department.
How will this not affect classroom learning time? If it is so easily funded, where are the extra dollars for anti-bullying or suicide prevention programs? The annual cost of a random drug testing program is less than a typical one hour assembly or guest speaker. The need to deal with a host of issues that impact our students is critical.
Attention and funding of one of those initiatives is not mutually exclusive for the others as we strive to ensure that our students are not only well educated but leave us healthy and whole. Wouldn't that be a better use of money in our current environment with actual statistics from our own community? Drug and alcohol use is a concern for this community and every community.
If our goal is to ensure the safety of our children while at school and we are discussing applying random drug testing to prevent and deter drug use in our schools as part of this goal, would it not follow reason then that the random drug testing be administered not solely to students, but to all persons present in our schools, including faculty and staff members, and not excluding members of the Board of Education?
The district has the right to drug test any staff member when there is reason to believe that the person might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. What do you do with a student that tests positive? If a student tests positive we would notify the parent.
The law does not allow suspension from school. The district would develop the consequences but in many districts it is a short-term removal from activities of one week to one month and submission of a clean urine screen. What about mutliple times? This would be determined by the policy the district creates, but again there is still never a suspension from school but the consequences can be increased and require more therapeutic supports.
Seems like any repercussions would become public and invade the students privacy. The goal is to get a student who test positive support. Results are confidential What drugs are you testing for? The school determines the panel and can alternate the drugs on the panel.
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It can be a 5, 7 or 9 panel test and often the drugs tested include marijuana, opioids, ecstasy, stimulants and depressants. Who conducts the test? Would students frequently be passing each other by, in route to or from the nurse for the test? Would we need to hire an extra nurse full or part time just to handle this testing? Most districts who do internal screenings do not hire additional nurses. There is a huge danger that those tested early in the year with negative results will now consider themselves in the clear to use drugs afterwards, as the odds are so slim that they will get tested a second time.
By the numbers given, this testing amounts to approx. What will happen to students who legitimately take ADHD meds Concerta, Adderal, etc that are stimulants and have structural similarity to illicit drugs i.
It is then reviewed by a medical review officer who is a trained physician. If the drug detected could be the result of a medical condition, the MRO contacts the parent and asks for the name of the physician who prescribed the mediation and the pharmacy it was last filled. If that information is verified, the MRO notifies the school that the confirmation test resulted in a negative and there are no consequences. What about a sick kid that is taking Pseudofed so that they can be in school and not risk having too many absences?
The GCMS is a sophisticated test and the gold star of testing which has the ability to detect the drug with specificity. Will they suffer the stigma of being labelled a drug-user by the administration? This is not about labeling students this is about deterring drug use and if unsuccessful allowing for early intervention. The website claims an average trip to the nurse and back will take 10 minutes. Consider that there might be other students at the nurse for other issues at the time.
The nurses would look to test when there are no other students in the office and as they have flexibility of when to test they are able to plan when the testing would provide for the greatest confidentiality. There are no actions taken without the confirmation of a GCMS.
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All students would return to class, so while someone may suspect that a student was tested, he would not know the results since the student goes back to class. Students are not under suspicion so there is no sense of urgency that exists as when a student is under suspicion. Will students be marked absent for that class on Genesis and lose credit for the period?
Do you think they can really afford the 10 minute trip out of an academic class or worse, a very hard to schedule therapy session for a random test? Every moment in class is generally crucial for them. This policy could play havoc with their ability to keep up. Drug use poses a much greater threat to the education and welfare of students.
What about kids who are abusing alcohol? Will there be random breathalyzer tests to measure this? Alcohol abuse is probably a bigger problem in this town than illicit drugs, to be honest. There is an EtG test that detects an enzyme that is present in the body for up to 72 hours after heavy drinking that would be used as part of the panel. I agree with you and we continue to look for ways to provide support for our students who have mental health issues.
But one is not exclusive of the other and unfortunately we often find that there are dual diagnosis of mental health issue and substance abuse. Both need our attention.
If this policy goes into effect, there will more than likely be lawsuits filed against the school for various reasons. Where is the money for defending these suits going to come from?
Will money be pulled away from educational programs? There are currently two U. Assembly Education Chair Pamela Lampitt asked about reducing the weight of the assessment on teacher evaluations to 5 percent. Repollet said results, so far, show that the PARCC tests are not necessarily linked to student achievement. An audio version of the entire hearing is available on the New Jersey Legislature website. Prior to reinstating the school bus endorsement that would be suspended under provisions of the bill, the person would be required to complete a defensive driving course.
The chief administrator would be authorized to impose additional requirements for reinstatement of the school bus endorsement as the administrator deems appropriate.
NJSBA supports the bill. The impact of various safety technologies that could be installed in school buses, such as speed restrictors, automatic braking, and electronic stability control would be assessed. Qualifications of school bus drivers would be studied. The analysis would include an evaluation of the statutory and regulatory requirements relating to school bus safety, the oversight of school bus operations, and the current policies, plans, and procedures implemented by school districts.
The measure has been referred to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for further deliberation. Such proof of physical fitness would be in the form of a medical examination and accompanying medical certificate completed by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Under existing federal regulations, CDL holders are already required to pass a physical exam every 24 months. In addition, the legislation would increase the frequency for proving physical fitness for drivers once they reach the age of 70 annually and 75 every six months.
Lastly, the bill would require that all drivers of buses or any other vehicles used for student transportation submit to a medical exam that includes hearing and visual acuity tests. Safety Managers and Driver Improvement Supervisors S would require that boards of education, as well as contractors that provide school transportation services, designate the following school bus safety personnel: School Bus Safety Managers — The responsibilities of a school bus safety manager would include ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding school bus safety; providing periodic training in the proper use of emergency equipment; and disseminating industry best practices for avoiding accidents.
Supervisors of Driver Improvement — The responsibilities of this position would include providing professional development, including individualized behind-the-wheel training, to school bus drivers; and periodically accompanying school bus drivers on their appointed school bus routes. The bill directs the chief administrator of the NJMVC to adopt regulations stipulating how many safety manager and driver improvement personnel must be employed based on the number of school bus drivers employed by the board of education or contractor.
The measure explicitly stipulates that the safety manager and supervisor positions may be filled by current employees who meet the qualifications established by the NJMVC. NJSBA supports the legislation. Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Complying with Federal Safety Regulations A would require school bus operations in New Jersey to comply with federal regulations concerning civil rights requirements, noise emissions, certain federal programs, registration and insurance, drug testing, safety fitness procedures, and various safety requirements.
Student ID Cards and Passenger Lists A would require K public school students to carry identification cards at school-sponsored, off-campus activities and would require principals to keep lists of students on school buses used for school-sponsored activities in case of emergencies. While NJSBA is supportive of the goal to keep kids safe, NJSBA sought amendments related to implementation of the bill including changing the effective date of the bill to give districts the time they would need to comply and clarifying that the cards and lists are not accessible public records.
Amendments obtained by the NJSBA would give flexibility to districts concerning whether students would be required to carry IDs while participating in athletic and other extracurricular activities. The NJDOE then provides this information to the appropriate board of education or school bus contractor that employs the driver.
Such proof of physical fitness shall be in the form of a medical examination and accompanying medical certificate completed by a medical examiner listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners maintained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
In addition, the legislation increases the frequency for proving physical fitness for drivers once they reach the age of 70 annually and 75 every six months. NJSBA sought amendments to make the bill permissive as it is currently an unfunded mandate. Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee Requiring public schools to administer written screenings for depression for students in certain grades A would require a board of education to ensure that students in grades seven through 12 annually receive a health screening for depression.