Which schools do, don’t randomly drug test

(WISH Photo, file)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As Zionsville considers randomly drug testing its students, 24-Hour News 8 reached out to other area school systems to see what their policies are. Below are the school districts that replied.

No drug testing

  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Perry Township Schools
  • Rossville Consolidated School District

Has drug testing

  • Brown County Schools has random drug testing for athletes, other extra-curricular activity participants, students who park at the school and parents can volunteer their child to be included in the pool.
  • Maconaquah High School has a random drug testing program for any student who participates in extra- or co-curricular activities or drives to school.
  • Mt. Vernon High School will have random drug testing starting this fall. It will include any student that competes against another school, publicly performs on behalf of Mt. Vernon High School and any student who drives to school.
  • Noblesville Schools has random drug testing for students who participate in extra-curricular activities. It’s optional for students who do not participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • South Madison School Corp. has random drug testing for students involved in extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities and student drivers with parking permits.
  • Taylor Community School Corp. has random drug testing for student athletes.
  • Western School Corp. has random drug testing for athletes, other extra-curricular activity participants and students who park at the school.

If your area school isn’t listed, this information is often available on the school district’s website or in a student handbook. Check there for the information, or call your school if you have questions.

 

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