WBEZ | School District 95 http://www.wbez.org/tags/school-district-95 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Assessing the legality of drug testing in schools http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/assessing-legality-drug-testing-schools-92887 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-06/Drug test.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There was often a mixed reaction from parents and students to drug testing at schools: proponents saw it as a way to curb or prevent drug use but critics argued that the tests were a violation of privacy. Still, some Illinois schools drug tested students involved in extracurricular activities--including sports.</p><p>Recently, <a href="http://www.lz95.org/" target="_blank">School District 95 in Lake Zurich</a> announced that it wanted to do the same; and on Wednesday night the district held a forum to get feedback on the high school’s proposed policy. To discuss the legality of these programs, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by <a href="http://www.jmls.edu/directory/profiles/schwinn-steven" target="_blank">Steven Schwinn</a> from the<a href="http://www.jmls.edu/" target="_blank"> John Marshall Law School</a>. <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>also spoke to Wayne Sobczak, president of the board of education at <a href="http://www.d117.org/" target="_blank">Community High School District 117</a>, which is just south of the Wisconsin border that has been drug testing some of its students for a number of years.</p></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-06/assessing-legality-drug-testing-schools-92887