Drug Testing and CEFP Dominate BOE Discussion

The Hardy County Board of Education met Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. for their first meeting of 2020.

Derek Walls, from Absolute Drug Testing Company, gave the Board a presentation about his company’s procedures for students taking state-required drug tests.

The Governor’s Workforce Credential signifies a student’s knowledge of business processes within a Simulated Workplace environment. These students must take and pass two drug tests per year.

Other students may also require drug tests. The state provides lists of names to the company, which uses a double-blind random pool to select a given number of students’ names.

They go to the school, the secretary calls the names, the students report to a determined location, receive instructions, and take the witnessed drug test using mouth swabs held between the teeth and cheek for five minutes.

“The tests are quick and accurate,” Walls said.

Students provide their names, birthdates, and the last four digits of their West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS) numbers on their

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• Hahn was enthusiastic about the MHS-EHHS boys basketball game, noting how many people were there. Hahn said it went “very well,” and congratulated Moorefield for their win. She said she was, “pleased with how the kids handled themselves.”

The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Board of Education office at 5:00 p.m.