LIBERTY - In an effort to keep drugs out of the Casey County schools, the Board of Education decided Monday to ask state police at the Columbia Post to use their drug dog to search periodically at the middle and high schools. State police offered to provide the service free of charge.
The board also decided to hire one person for surveillance at the high and middle schools. The person will be paid $10,000 annually and will walk the halls, monitor the restrooms and grounds to watch for drug trafficking and use.
Board member Mike Davis suggested the board use money saved on obtaining services of the drug dog to hire a person to patrol the schools for illegal drugs.
The board also learned that finances for the Board of Education are doing well, said Deena Randolph, manager of district wide services and board treasurer.