To drug test or not drug test QPS students....
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 02:44:23 GMT —
The Quincy School Board met in a heated room Wednesday night -- literally.
The board will hold its meetings at various schools throughout the school year.
Wednesday night, board members met in a very hot and packed Ellington School gymnasium.
The board praised Director of Transportation Shane Barnes for smooth bus routes on the first day of class as compared to last year's rocky first day of school.
Superintendent Steve Cobb asked the board to discuss drug testing for students involved in extra-curricular activities.
He said he doesn't necessarily think that the school district has a drug problem.
Cobb just wanted the board to have a discussion about that possibility.
"I want to be proactive," Cobb said. "I don't want to be reactive. This is just a philosophical discussion by this board. I'm not making a recommendation.I'm not stating a position."
Hear Cobb's brief statement to the board about the issue by clicking here .
Each board member gave their opinion on drug testing.
Board President Stephanie Erwin told the board the district has seen an increase in the number of disciplinary issues involving drugs.
The board plans to research other school district's policies.
Board members will discuss the issue again at next month's meeting, which will take place at at Monroe School.