Thrall ISD has implemented a student drug testing policy that will go into effect during the 2019-2020 school year. The policy requires high school students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities, or park on campus to consent to random drug tests. The policy allows for drug testing in grades 7-12; however, this program will be piloted at the high school level during the fall semester with the option to expand to the Middle School.
Students who are not required to be part of the testing can be included at the request of a parent or guardian at the cost of the family.
According to the policy, the random tests will be conducted on as many as nine dates during the school year. A selected student who is absent will automatically be placed in the group selected on the next date.
The district does not feel that there is a rising epidemic. This is simply a way to promote a positive culture throughout the student body. This will give our students yet one more reason not to use drugs, because they have way too much at stake to give in to peer pressure.
Mr. Travis Dube, HS Principal, and Coach Jason Cole, Athletic Director, will be available to answer questions during the evenings of student registration, Aug. 7-8, 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the High School. Feel free to reach out to either one of them before or after these times with any questions.