The Stephenville ISD board of trustees approved the drug testing policy at tonight’s meeting that will go into effect for Stephenville High School students who are involved in extracurricular activities.

The policy was designed to promote a drug-free student body using a positive and proactive approach.

“Stephenville ISD has a vital interest in maintaining a positive learning environment that is safe and healthy for all students,” the policy states. “The program is academically non-punitive. However, it is designed to teach self-responsibility and that there are consequences for misbehavior.”

The substances that the district will test for include, amphetamines/methamphetamines, barbiturates, cannabinoids/marijuana, inhalants/abusable volatile chemicals, phencyclidine (PCP), benzodiazepines (benzos), cocaine, methaqualone, opiates, propoxyphene and alcohol. 

Some adjustments will be made to the policy before it is released to parents.

This article will be updated in Wednesday’s edition of the Empire-Tribune.