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High School Drug Testing Guidelines
Each student, as a condition of Simulated Workplace, is assigned to a random pool for the duration of enrollment at James Rumsey Technical Institute. Random drug testing may occur at any time during the school day.
High School And Postsecondary
JRTI instructors and administration can require a student to submit to a drug test if there is a suspicion of drug use.
Privacy And Confidentiality
The testing is administered by way of urinalysis. Appropriate steps are taken to (1) respect the privacy of students, and (2) prevent falsification of testing. Upon receiving a notice from
Refusal to Submit to a Drug Test
Refusal to submit to a drug test will be considered insubordination and will be treated as a disciplinary matter as mandated by State Board Policy 4373.
Tobacco and E-Cigarettes Policy
(All tobacco products and their lookalikes, i.e. cigarettes, “vapes”, e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, etc.) The West Virginia State Board of Education has ruled that NO TOBACCO PRODUCTS will be allowed in or outside of schools. No person may distribute or use tobacco products in the school building or on school grounds. Students under 18 years of age may not possess tobacco products as outlined by WV State Code 16-9a-1 through 16-9a-4. Students found using or in possession of tobacco products will be suspended from school and/or issued a citation (ticket). Noncompliance is a Level 3 offense, and consequences may be found in Policy 4373. The possession and/or use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes/vapors) are considered the same as tobacco products and are not permitted in or on school property.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy
Under no condition will alcoholic beverages, liquor, narcotics, or controlled substances be permitted in or on the school property or off-campus during
Legal Sanctions Applied Under Local, State, and Federal Laws
In addition to the general federal statutes that make it a crime to possess or distribute a controlled substance, there are special federal laws designed to protect children and schools from drugs. The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 makes it a federal crime to sell drugs in or near a public or private elementary or secondary school. Under this “schoolhouse” law, the selling of drugs within 1,000 feet of school grounds is punishable by up to double the sentence that would apply if the sale occurred elsewhere. Even more serious, mandatory penalties are available for repeat offenders. Distribution or sale to minors of controlled substances is also a federal crime. A person over the age of 21 who sells drugs to anyone under the age of 18 runs the risk of receiving up to double the sentence than if sold to an adult. Once again, more serious penalties can be imposed on repeat offenders. Possession of marijuana for personal use is a felony. Conviction can mean a sentence of not less than two years nor more than ten for the first offense. Applicants for jobs might be asked if they have ever been charged or sentenced for a felony. Conviction of a felony means loss of voting rights. Possession of LSD for personal use makes one subject to a fine and prison term.