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Washington, DC Summit
May 7, 2008

You are invited to attend a free summit that will be held at the Office of National Drug Control Policy on Wednesday May 7, 2008 from 1 pm–5 pm. We will convene in the 5th Floor Conference room of 750 17th Street, NW in Washington, DC 20503 to share information about Random Student Drug Testing—a viable prevention and intervention approach to reduce substance abuse among youth. Local and national experts will present and answer questions on Legal Concerns, Policy Development, and funding sources. For more details about the summit please see the invitation , agenda , and registration form .

We hope you will share this information and invite administrators, coaches, teachers, counselors, parents, student leaders, and others who may be interested in attending this free summit. You are welcome to bring several representatives of your school community.

To register to attend, please complete the registration form and fax to 202-395-6744, or send via email to , or call 202-395-6750.

In response to growing interest among schools in random student drug testing, ONDCP took to the road in 2004 with regional drug-testing summits to inform community leaders and school officials about student drug testing and to promote discussion of this issue at the local level. To date, the agency has hosted 17 summits across the country and more are being planned.

At each summit, national and regional experts speak on a variety of topics, including the methods of testing available, legal issues, program development, funding sources, and the importance of student assistance programs. Their presentations are available for reference below. You can also listen to audio recordings of the presentations or download the audio recordings synced to the slide show presentations from a recent Random Student Drug Testing Summit.

Legal History —Provides an overview of the two Supreme Court decisions that gave schools the authority to develop random testing policies for students who participate in extracurricular activities. Also examines the 4th Amendment right of privacy verses school responsibility.

Research on Student Drug Testing Programs —Describes research conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of random student drug testing programs.

Current Drug Testing Technology —Identifies the standard drugs of abuse panel as well as other options for building a panel that is unique to a school district; provides an overview of specimen collection, screening, confirmation and review; and identifies the different types of testing methods and the effectiveness of each type of test.

Developing a Student Drug Testing Policy —Examines a school policy and steps taken by one school district to develop a Random Student Drug Testing Program.

The Role of Student Assistance and Support Programs (SAPS) —SAPS provide a comprehensive school-based framework for the delivery of K-12 prevention, identification, intervention and support services. SAPS assist students in achieving academic and social success by promoting healthy development, reducing barriers to learning, and building upon strengths.

Grant Writing —Provides an overview of the grant writing process including choosing the appropriate grant writer, finding the correct funding grant, organizing the planning team, and the grant submission and review process.

Department Of Education Grants Opportunities —Provides an overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which authorizes the expeniture of federal education funds for student drug testing, federal funding sources, and other funding mechanisms.

Local Success Stories —Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools share tips for developing and implementing a random student drug testing program.


Regional Summits Locations, 2004–2007

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Graphic: Regional Summits Locations, 2004-2007.