Carmel Unified School District

 
To sign your 7th-12th grader up for Voluntary Random Drug Testing, use the VRDT form and policy / en español.

What is the Voluntary Random Drug Testing (VRDT) program?
  • It is an agreement between student and parent.
  • VRDT is a reason for students to say no to drugs and alcohol.
  • The testing is district-funded and performed by a private, confidential drug testing company which tests students at school and reports the results to the parents (not the school or district).
What is the purpose of the program?
  • The program is meant to encourage family conversation about drug and alcohol use.
  • VRDT gives kids a tool to say "No."
Who participates?
  • 7th-12th graders may voluntarily enroll; both the student and their parent must consent.
  • During the 2013-2014 school year, over 50% of 8th-12th graders in the district signed up.
How will the tests be done?
  • Students are randomly selected by a computer program.
  • The student is called out of class to provide a urine sample in a private bathroom.
  • The sample is identified by number, not name.
  • Students may opt out at any time.
  • If a student refuses to take the test, their parent is notified.
Which drugs are tested?
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana/THC
  • Amphetamines (Speed)
  • Barbiturate (Downers)
  • Benzodiasepines (Valium)
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates (Heroin, Codeine)
  • PCP/Angel Dust
What happens to the results?
  • The parent is mailed a copy.
    • Here is an example of what a parent would receive after a negative result.
    • Here is an example of what a parent would receive after a positive result.
    • Here is an example of what a parent would receive if the sample is unacceptable.
    • Here is an example of what a parent would receive if the student does not produce a sample.
  • If non-negative, the test is double-checked by a lab.
  • If positive, the family is sent a list of outside counseling agencies.
  • Results are destroyed after parent notification; there is no permanent record.
  • The school and district have no knowledge of individual results. There are no school disciplinary consequences.

 

 

CONTACT

 

Casey O'Brien

Chief Student Services Officer
Ph: 831 624-1546 x2010
Fax:
831 620-1052
 
Sharon Setliff 
Administrative Assistant

ssetliff@carmleunified.org

Ph: 831 624-1546 x2011
Fax:
831 620-1052

 





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