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Drug Testing for Teachers

Teachers spend almost as much time with children as their parents do. They have a big influence on their development and are responsible for their well-being in the classroom. They mustn’t be using illegal drugs that could impair their ability to care for the kids in their classes.

Help protect the children in your schools with the comprehensive drug testing solutions from Barada Associates.

We partner with some of the top laboratories in the country, such as Quest and LabCorp, to process a multitude of test types.

Contact Barada Associates today to start the employee drug testing process in your school.

Why is Drug Testing Important?

Employee drug testing has been expanding across a variety of industries, including education as more and more institutions commit to ending substance abuse in their communities. While it’s important for everyone in substance abuse prevention, in education there are additional benefits to employee drug testing.

Benefits of Drug Testing for Teachers

When you drug test private or public school teachers in your district, the benefits include:

  • A more productive staff
  • Decreased safety risks
  • Deters drug use among staff
  • Protects children from exposure to substance abuse behavior
  • A healthier staff, which can reduce employee healthcare costs

A drug test can help you identify and address employees who are using illegal drugs that affect their time at work. Call Barada Associates to ensure you have the safest, most productive teachers possible.

When Should You Drug Test Your Teachers?

Your school may require drug testing for a variety of circumstances. You may want to screen new hires or want to take advantage of the benefits of periodic teacher drug tests. At Barada Associates, our skilled team can provide all of our drug testing services at any point in your employment process.

Some common circumstances for when teachers get drug tested include:

  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Reasonable suspicion of substance abuse
  • Post-accident
  • Random drug tests
  • Periodic scheduled testing
  • An employee returns from a planned extended absence
  • An employee returns from a probationary period
  • Before a promotion
  • Voluntary testing

Drug and alcohol screenings for teachers can help you ensure a drug-free zone for the safety and happiness of the children in your school districts. Our specialists are here to help you carry out all of your drug and alcohol tests no matter the circumstances.

Contact Barada Associates for more than 40 years of drug testing expertise.

Our Testing Process

Whether drug testing teachers at private schools or a in public school district, our non-Department of Transportation (DOT) drug-testing program is quick and cost-effective. Our network of national laboratory resources has a proven reputation for success in all types of scheduled and random drug testing.

When you work with our knowledgeable team, we will handle all chain of custody documents for accuracy. At the end of our process, we use Barada Online’s secure and confidential environment to return test results to you. Or, if your HR manager is properly trained, we can provide instant-read tests that can give you immediate results at your location.

To avoid false results, every positive drug test is verified by a Medical Review Officer. An MRO is a licensed medical doctor who specializes in regular drug testing.

Types of Drugs

We will organize drug tests that will screen for the following substances:

  • THC (Marijuana)
  • Cocaine (Crack)
  • Methamphetamine (Ecstasy)
  • Amphetamine
  • Opiates (Morphine)
  • PCP
  • Methadone
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants

Our experienced team can also coordinate tests for additional drugs and chemicals upon your request.

Trusted Testing Since 1979

When you practice drug testing from Barada Associates at your public or private school, whether in the workplace or hiring process, you’re protecting your school and the people in it. If employees fail a drug test, you can take the necessary steps, such as drug counseling, to help them beat substance abuse, without sacrificing the efficiency of your workplace. We’re eager to help you with all of your drug and alcohol testing needs, as well as a host of other background screening solutions

Contact Barada Associates today to start making drug tests a regular occurrence amongst your teaching staff.

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