Students in the Wayne Trace School District may soon be routinely tested for drugs.
The school board on Monday evening discussed the merits of a drug testing policy for junior high/high school student-athletes.
Teachers, coaches, and administrators presented information about how a drug testing program for the 2014–15 school year could work and what the possible costs could be. The board was hoping to get input from community, but no parents or students showed up for the meeting. If implemented, the Paulding County Hospital would handle the testing.
Discussion ranged from testing just student-athletes in grades from 7–12 that compete in extra-curricular activities, to also testing band and choir members, and also all students who drive to school at Wayne Trace.