OCONOMOWOC (WITI) -- The Oconomowoc School District is set to begin offering students a new random test. But with this type of testing, there's no letter grade involved.
It's not what you'd expect to hear from an educator, but in this case it is appropriate.
"Our hope is that we're not gonna see a lot of positive tests," said Oconomowoc High School Counselor, and AODA Program Coordinator, Scott Bakkum.
On Thursday, March 19th, Bakkum discussed the Oconomowoc School District's plans for student drug testing with District Superintendent Roger Rindo.
"We can't by law create random drug testing for all kids. For those students who participate in activities, it can be an expectation of participation," said Rindo.
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While specific parameters, including what type of test will be administered, have yet to be determined, Bakkum says marijuana and opiates are among the drugs for which students will be tested.
"Students will be called down just like they would be called down to receive a message in the main office, so it will be done very discreetly," said Rindo.
Positive tests may have actively-related repercussions, but academic punishments are not planned.
"If kids are having problems and they're identified, we can help steer them towards appropriate resources to get them the help they need," said Rindo.
Funded by a school district grant, the testing will be administered by a third party during school hours beginning this fall.