Elaine Bogart had no second thoughts about subjecting her children to drug tests.
When the Santa Clarita mother learned of a program through her school district that allows parents to track the results of random tests of their children's urine, she enrolled her two teenagers right away.
"It was my decision," she said. "They do have some rights, but I'm
responsible for them. I need to make sure they're safe."
The district is seeking to expand the unusual program and has set a goal of having hundreds more students sign up in coming years. The students are given no choice: If their parents enroll them in the Comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Reduction and Education, or CADRE, program, they must submit to urine tests. If they skip a test, parents are notified by program administrators.