Edmond Public High Schools to Undergo Drug Testing in January 2013

10 Dec

Edmond Public High Schools to Undergo Drug Testing in January 2013

When Edmond Public Schools students return to school after their holiday break, some of them will be undergoing drug testing as part of a continued campaign to reduce the influence of drugs within the student population.

School administrators reviewed the drug policy and approved it last October.  Public high school students in Edmond who are involved in extracurricular school activities will be required to go through drug testing, starting January 7, 2013.  According to Edmond Public Schools, as well as the Supreme Court, students who participate in extracurricular activities serve as role models and leaders among their peers and therefore need to remain drug and alcohol-free.

About $35,000 will be allocated to the drug testing of students. High school students who want to participate in any extracurricular activities in school, such as sports and clubs, must go through drug testing first. A consent form will have to be signed by the student, a guardian, and the coach or organization’s sponsor, in order for the student to join. Students who are already in extracurricular activities are subject to the same requirement and can be requested by their coaches to go through drug testing.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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