Drug, Alcohol & Tobacco Policy

The use, possession, distribution, and/or selling of alcohol, tobacco, and/or controlled, illegal substances are forbidden for student-athletes and coaches, as per PA State Law (Title 18). As per Union Area School District Policy #227.1, all students who participate in athletic programs or extracurricular activities may receive random drug and alcohol testing.

The Union Area School District prohibits the possession, use, misuse, and/or the distribution of drugs and alcohol. No student will be permitted to participate in any interscholastic sport without his/her parent/guardian’s consent to be randomly tested. In addition, any student-athlete and/or coach that engages in other illegal activities will be subject to disciplinary action, via the School Board and/or Law Enforcement.