Random Drug Testing Policy

Random Drug Testing Policy


Quick Facts - Teens and E-cigarettes

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine.  Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.
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With the Jury Out on Vaping, Clinicians Pause to Identify the Cons of E-Cigarettes

In 2001, Terrie Hall became the anti-smoking voice External link  heard ’round the world, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) debuted its renowned, albeit alarming, campaign External link  aimed at young smokers — except it wasn’t her actual voice. She spoke slowly through a hands-free device that fit in a hole in her throat, the result of decades of smoking and 11 different cancer diagnoses. Hall put a face to the 480,000 Americans who die from smoking each year External link , and she is credited with the most powerful anti-tobacco narrative of the 21st century. More +
Juul Story

Why Vaping is so dangerous for teens

(CNN) Most of what we know about nicotine addiction in teens, we know from cigarettes.  But experts say the technology and chemistry of vaping might pose an entirely different threat.
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Teen drug abuse: 14 mistakes parents make

Teen drug abuse: 14 mistakes parents make

CBS News - Substance abuse among young people is a much bigger problem than many parents realize. How big? One in 10 kids 12 to 17 years of age are current users of illicit drugs, according to a 2009 government survey.  More +
Juuling E-cig image

‘Juuling’: The most widespread phenomenon you’ve never heard of

A new front has opened in the never-ending game of cat and mouse between teenagers and adults — over Juuling, a discreet form of vaping that is the most widespread phenomenon you’ve likely never heard of. More +

Random Drug Testing Policy

The Mercer County Board of Education has approved a Random Drug Testing Policy for both students and staff (certified & classified).
This policy is intended to support the comprehensive educational policies and programs of the District in educating students, parents/guardians, as well as staff, as to the dangers inherent in the unlawful use of drugs.  This policy is further intended to provide encouragement to middle and high school students who voluntarily choose to participate on athletic teams, in extracurricular activities, and/or to drive or park on school property to avoid such use and to strive to benefit from effective rehabilitation when such use has occurred.

All Pro Dad Program

All Pro Dad Program 
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New All Pro Dad's Day Program Implemented for Students and Dads

All Pro Dad School Program
All Pro Dad’s Day is a monthly school program where dads and kids meet to have breakfast and enjoy meaningful conversation that strengthens their relationship.

MCES Teams Up Against Drugs Day!

MCES All Pro Dad Program

Studies & Facts

Policies & Forms

Staff RDTP Policies

Online Resources

Programs for Parents & Kids

This is a new program for students in the 5th grade.  The program will expand to other grades as it develops.  Click on the logo for additional information.
OneWay 2 Play

For more information on how your team can be a part of OW2P, contact Coach Buchanan
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