Download a copy of the detailed manual here: Checklist for Success: A Manual for Developing a RSDT Program [PDF]
Watch a video of how Hunterdon Central Regional High School in NJ conducts random drug testing of students.
Prevention Not Punishment: National Conference for Schools with Student Drug Testing took place on June 25-27, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Randy Self, Assistant Principal of Manchester Junior-Senior High School in Indiana, speaks about how student concern about drug use sparked the creation and support of a successful RSDT program. Teachers have voluntarily joined the random drug testing pool in support of their students and the RSDT program. Tom Hosler, former Superintendent of Huron School District, speaks about building community support for a successful RSDT program.
Read Sample Policies
Tallassee City Schools, AL, RSDT Policy [PDF]
[Name Withheld] Bylaws & Policies for RSDT and Drug Prevention - Adopted 2003 [PDF]
Checklist for Success: A Manual for Developing a RSDT includes:
- Identify the Need for RSDT: Conduct anonymous student surveys to gather information about school-wide drug use and perceptions about illegal drug use. The survey should ask questions about accessibility, usage and opinions about drug use.
- Present the Idea and Establish Community Relationships: The process for implementing a RSDT program follows a process that is similar to implementing anything new in a school's curriculum. The major decision-makers must review and give approval before presenting the need for the program to the community. Upon approval for a RSDT program, build a support team.
- Write Policies and Procedures: Policies generally contain four major sections:
- Statement of Need
- Introduction / Position Statement
- Discussion of the Procedures
- Reviewing the Rights & Responsibilities for the School Community
- Implement and Evaluate the Program: Does the program need to be improved? What changes can be made?