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QPS superintendent asking board to discuss student drug testing


Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Steve Cobb says board members are expected to discuss the possibility of student drug testing at next week's regular monthly meeting.

Cobb brought up the issue during Thursday's policy committee meeting and says he just wants to start the discussion.

"National statistics show that drug use is still a problem and many schools have started testing," Cobb said. "I think we have to start discussions."

Cobb says a decision wouldn't be made anytime soon and there's definitely no guarantee it'll happen.

"This will take time," Cobb said." There's several things to look at like the substances to test for, the cost factor, who does the testing and how to handle results."

Cobb says public input will be a major factor in the decision. 

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