FAIRBURY, NE — With school right around the corner, one school district in southeast Nebraska is reviewing its drug testing policy for students.

Fairbury's school board will discuss the matter at its meeting August 8th.

The board held a retreat in late July to look over Policy 5013, which covers the procedure for students in extra-curricular activities. One of the items on the agenda is considering rescinding the policy altogether.

Should the policy remain in place, proposed changes to the policy would alter the punishment should a student test positive. The school board will also consider removing nicotine from the list of substances tested for. 

According to the district, Fairbury contracts with an Ohio company named Sports Safe to randomly select and test students in extra-curricular activities throughout the year.

You can read the proposed changes to the policy below: