You are superintendent of schools for a county public school system. Your county's school board has just decided to drug test all junior high and senior high school students engaged in extracurricular activities for the announced purpose of reducing drug abuse in public schools. Your office begins to receive calls from outraged parents who argue that suspicion-less drug testing of their children is unconstitutional. How would you tell your staff to respond?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 9:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
I would tell my staff to first remain calm and understand that parents are concerned their children are being unfairly targeted. Each staff member should be trained to avoid escalation and to present the facts of the matter calmly and without prejudice.
The first thing to point out is the students are being protected. The rules are being enacted to protect students from potential problems with others ...
Arguments for the drug testing of children in public schools as outlined in scenario. The expert provides a way to respond to parents who argue that suspicion-less drug testing of their children is unconstitutional.