Drug-testing results in at S. Central

GREENWICH The South Central school board was told by Superintendent Ben Chaffee Monday the drug testing program the board approved last year cost about $6,300 for the past school year. Students involved in extracurricular activities sports, music, driving to school, etc. were either team-tested or randomly tested during the year. Chaffee said of the 447 students five tested positive.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

GREENWICH The South Central school board was told by Superintendent Ben Chaffee Monday the drug testing program the board approved last year cost about $6,300 for the past school year.

Students involved in extracurricular activities sports, music, driving to school, etc. were either team-tested or randomly tested during the year. Chaffee said of the 447 students five tested positive.

Great Lakes Biomedical is the drug testing company.

During his report, Chaffee said the final state report card has not been issued, but he expects and excellent report for the high school and effective for elementary/middle school. He thinks the overall report will be effective.

During treasurer Shirley Oney's report, she said the unemcumbered balance in the general fund for fiscal year 2007 was about 1.71 million.

Two teachers were hired. They were Valerie Miller, who will teach junior/senior English, and Sarah Hamman, who will be a one half-time preschool/kindergarten teacher. Both have one-year contracts.

Chaffee said the teaching staff is now complete.

Lester Eastman was approved as junior high athletic director.

The following coaches were approved: Brian Kiesel, strength coach, Ty Stevenson, Mark Wireman and Joe Cook, assistant football at high school level, Mike West and Rod Stevenson, volunteer assistant football, Mike Strayer, head junior football, Bob Shepherd and Larry Jamison, assistant junior high football both one-half contract, Roger Blair, volunteer, and Lindsay Blair, junior high cheerleader adviser.

Also, the board advanced teacher Veronica Middaugh from 150 hours to master's degree salary.

Approved Patti Seidel and Leigha McCormack as mentors for teachers.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the high school library.