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Hubbard School District officials are expected to approve a new mandatory drug testing policy for high school students.

Details of the policy are still being worked out, but Superintendent Rich Buchenic told parents at a public meeting Wednesday night, it will likely apply to all high school athletes and students with parking permits.

The students would undergo a urine test at the beginning of each school year.

They could then be tested at random throughout the year.

"It's not a catch and punish type thing, its going to be a prevention or early intervention program for those students at the high school," said Buchenic.

Parents will have to give their consent before their child can be tested.

If they do not agree to the testing, their child will not be able to participate in sports or drive to school.

The Hubbard School Board is expected to vote on the policy on July 22.

 

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