Community in Support of New Drug Policy

Community in Support of New Drug Policy

by: Justin Kree

NewsWest 9

KERMIT-  The new drug policy is sure to keep the halls at Kermit High School drug free for the 2014-15 school year. The community was in support at Thursday night's meeting.

"What better way to help your community than to start with the kids and build them up as good strong citizens," Duff Michel said.

Any student in extracurricular activities or driving to campus will be drug tested at least twice during the school year.

"With them testing the students who drive, I think that's going to get the majority of them," Ted Baremore said.  

Superintendent Bill Boyd conducted the meeting. He, too, was please with the way it turned out.

"If you're a student at Kermit ISD. It's not a gotch-ya situation. All were doing is trying to help you out," Bill Boyd said

A surprise also came at tonight's meeting. Boyd is planning to retire after the next school year.

"There has been a lot of thought into this. A lot of variables, but I am excited for the next chapter. I did inform the board, and i'm looking forward to a good year in Kermit." Boyd said.