2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:40A-22 - Findings, declarations relative to substance abuse testing policies in public school districts.
18A:40A-22 Findings, declarations relative to substance abuse testing policies in public school districts.
1. The Legislature finds and declares that there are many school districts within the State with a growing problem of drug abuse among their students. The Legislature further finds that federal and State courts have held that it may be appropriate for school districts to combat this problem through the random drug testing of students participating in extracurricular activities, including interscholastic athletics, and students who possess school parking permits. The Legislature also finds that a random drug testing program may have a positive effect on attaining the important objectives of deterring drug use and providing a means for the early detection of students with drug problems so that counseling and rehabilitative treatment may be offered.