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By Sean C. Morgan
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School Board opts for random drug testing of athletes

 

August 15, 2017



The Sweet Home School Board voted 6-3 to revise its student athlete drug testing policy, setting a minimum number of students to be randomly tested through the year.

Under the policy, the district will pay an outside drug-testing firm to randomly test 20 percent of athletes twice during each season, early in the season and at a later time during each season.

The cost will be $5,408

Voting to approve the policy revision after a second reading of the proposed policy were Jim Gourley, Ben Emmert, Chanz Keeney, Jason Van Eck, Chairman Mike Reynolds and Angela Clegg. Voting not to approve the...



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