Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
Guidance Document Information
Title Guidelines for Student Drug-Testing in the Public Schools
Document ID School Safety
Summary The 2003 Virginia General Assembly amended sections 22.1-279.6 and 22.1-279.7 of the Code of Virginia to authorize the Virginia Board of Education to develop guidelines for local school boards concerning the implementation of voluntary or mandatory drug testing. The state statutory provisions do not require the adoption of drug testing programs by local school boards, but leave to local board discretion whether drug testing will be encouraged or required. Section 22.1-279.6 of the Code provides that “ a school board may, in its discretion, require or encourage drug testing in accordance with the Board of Education’s guidelines and model student conduct policies required by subsection A [of section 22.1-279.6] and the Board’s guidelines for student searches required by § 22.1-279.7.” The Board of Education’s guidance for procedures relating to volun
Effective Date 6/30/2004
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