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Hall sets public hearing on school drug tests
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A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. May 19 on a proposal plans to expand the Hall County school system’s random drug-testing program.

The hearing will take place in the central office at 711 Green St.

The school system proposes to broaden the policy, which now requires student-athletes to submit to random screenings, to include students who are issued parking permits.

Testing would begin in the fall under the expanded policy. 

Gate receipts from schools’ athletic budgets now cover the costs of athletes’ testing. District officials have discussed using parking fees to cover student drivers.

Contact: 770-534-1080.