Extracurricular Activity Drug Testing Proposal - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Extracurricular Activity Drug Testing Proposal

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Officials in one southwestern Ohio school district are considering requiring random drug testing for all students involved in extracurriculars.

Athletes in Fairfield, about 20 miles north of Cincinnati, already sign a pledge saying they will not use illegal drugs during their seasons, but school officials say that doesn't go far enough.

They're considering making participation in all extracurriculars - from football to film club - dependent on students' passing drug screenings.

School superintendent Robert Farrell says implementing the policy will be a good thing if it helps discourage students from drugs or alcohol, but some students say its an invasion of privacy.

If enacted, the testing would start during the next school year.

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