Student-Athlete / Cheerleader – Drug Testing and Controlled Substances

Student-Athlete / Cheerleader – Drug Testing and Controlled Substances

Student-Athlete / Cheerleader – Drug Testing and Controlled Substance Policy

In order to provide for the health and safety of the individual athlete/participant and other athletes/participants, and providing a legitimate reason for students to say “no” to drug use and an opportunity for those taking drugs to receive help in locating programs that can provide assistance, the Derry Area School District is conducting a mandatory testing program for student-athletes/cheerleaders. Additional extracurricular activities may be added to the Random Testing Program if sufficient cause and evidence indicates the need. The program is no punitive. It is designed to create a safe, drug-free, environment for students and to assist them in getting help when needed.