Student Drug Testing

In July 2023, CPS adopted Policy 5306 - Student Drug Testing and will begin implementation at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. Parents can choose to volunteer their student(s) to participate in our drug testing program regardless of their participation in an activity, sport, or parking program.  

Enrollment in the random drug testing program is required for any student in grades 6-12 interested in participating in any CPS or Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) sponsored club, extracurricular activity, athletic team, or student driving at any time during the 2023-2024 school year.  The official enrollment form can be found below.

There are numerous benefits to this policy. Here are a few that we would like to highlight:

  1. Promotion of a Drug-Free Environment: Random drug testing encourages a safe and healthy school environment. This policy helps deter substance use, ensuring our students can focus on their studies and extracurricular activities in a drug-free atmosphere.

  2. Early Intervention: Regular testing can help identify substance use issues early, allowing for the necessary support and intervention. We can help students get back on track by dealing with these issues promptly.

  3. Educational Impact: The policy is a valuable educational tool, allowing us to discuss the risks and implications of drug use with students, fostering better decision-making skills.

Implementing Policy 5306 ensures that we remain proactive in safeguarding the well-being of our students, promoting an environment conducive to their academic and personal growth.