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Student Drug Testing Program for 7-12 Grade Families

In an effort to strengthen the District’s substance abuse prevention efforts, Lake Travis ISD implemented the Leader For Life student wellness program in February 2016.  The program is comprised of four major components: academics, leadership, service, and accountability, the latter of which included voluntary and random, saliva-based drug testing of students in grades 9-12.  

Taking into consideration recommendations from the Leader For Life advisory committee and the District’s School Health Advisory Council, the Lake Travis school board voted unanimously this spring to expand the District’s drug testing program, resulting in significant changes that may impact your child.  

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, enrollment in the LTISD Student Drug Testing Program will be determined as follows:

Additionally, the board approved transitioning from saliva- to urine-based testing. Random drug testing will occur throughout the school year and will include no less than 5% of students enrolled in the program.  San Angelo, TX-based Melody’s Southwest Consortium will manage testing in conjunction with District and school officials. 

Please be advised, students will not be permitted to participate in school-sponsored competitive extracurricular activities or obtain a parking pass unless they are successfully enrolled in the District’s drug testing program.  District policy, enrollment forms and other important resources are available online.  

Contact your child’s campus principal or campus drug testing administrator directly with any questions or concerns:

Lake Travis High School

Gordon Butler, Principal

Patrick Hinson, Campus Drug Testing Administrator

Lake Travis Middle School

Lester Wolff, Interim Principal

Tres Ellis, Campus Drug Testing Administrator

Hudson Bend Middle School

Tom Payne, Principal

Michaele Pansza, Campus Drug Testing Administrator


Please be reminded that the District is currently operating under summer hours, and offices are closed on Fridays through August 3.  

With your continued support, we can successfully empower our students to lead drug-free lifestyles.