As a former school administrator we were always concerned about the use of alcohol among members of our student body. We were concerned for student safety and the values of use/abuse of chemical substances.
Our local high school (Green Local Schools) is taking a proactive approach in dealing with potential chemical use (especially alcohol) among students attending school events. Local officials, and in particular our principal Joe Nicklos, will administer breathalyzer tests before permitting students to enter their annual homecoming event. The student council played a significant role in promoting and implementing the tests; an obvious measure of their high level of maturity and responsibility. I am always impressed by the "forward thinking" of young people in our community and applaud their sense of civic responsibility.
Joe Nicklos was formerly involved with the North Royalton school implemented a similar program with great success.
You can read about the program by clicking on the following link:
My congratulations goes out to Mr. Nicklos and his student body for supporting a great idea and taking measures that demonstrate a serious concern for every member of their student body.