MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek will introduce the latest drug testing program called "Yes to the Test,” Thursday, September 19.
Mobile County public school students involved in extracurricular activities or who drive on campus will automatically be placed in a pool for random drug testing. Parents and students were given the opportunity to opt in to the program during school registration this summer.
Details of the how the program will be administered will be released Thursday at 1 p.m. inside the Theodore High School Library located at 6201 Swedetown Road.
“While our students are with us in class, they need to be clean and focused on their daily assignments,” Peek said. “By staying off drugs, students are more likely to be ready for college and career and prepared to enter our workforce.”
The program is a community collaboration between Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran, Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich, Sandra Forbes with the Mobile United/Public Safety Committee, and Virginia Guy with the Drug Education Council.
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