Carroll ISD school board discusses a voluntary drug-testing pilot program



Sherelle Black/Community Impact

The Carroll ISD board trustees directed district staff to explore the potential implementation of a voluntary, non-punitive random drug-testing program for middle and high school students during a preliminary discussion during Monday’s school board meeting.

The purpose of this proposed pilot program is to enforce a drug-free educational environment, educate students and prevent harmful consequences caused by illegal drug and alcohol use, according to a staff presentation.

Parents may sign their children up, and 10 percent of participating students would be tested each testing date.

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