Sunday, July 5, 2015
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoFOUND . Chihuahua mix male. Near SS Water La Vernia. 512-550-1163.
Lost: Calf, red and black tiger striped, white faced, Oak Hill Rd. off U.S. Hwy. 87, La Vernia. Call Carrol, 210-488-3071. 

VideoFound 2 year old female Basset Hound at the corner of 360 Shorthorn & 204 Longhorn Rd, Stockdale. Contact Paula at 210-827-9583.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Hair stylist needed for new hair salon in Floresville. 940-210-5682.
Metal stud framers needed, Kenedy High School. American Interiors Inc., Dieter, 210-889-1048.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRichardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX home
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Drug testing, renovations dominate school board agenda


Drug testing, renovations dominate school board agenda
Proposed Poth ISD 10-year master plan. See download below for the master plan in PDF format.


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
November 20, 2013
1,958 views
3 comments

POTH -- The board of trustees for the Poth Independent School District continues to weigh its options related to student drug testing. During the board’s Nov. 11 meeting, Billy Schott and Ron Davis of Houston-based Forward Edge Inc., a company that provides that service for schools and other governmental entities, gave a presentation.

Schott gave examples of various U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have broadened a school’s authority to test its students for illegal drugs, including the 2002 Pottawatomie County v. Earls case. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled to allow random drug tests for all middle school and high school students who wished to participate in competitive, extracurricular activities.

Superintendent Scott Caloss said he wants the board to set a date when it can establish a drug-testing policy.

Also during the meeting, Caloss gave an update on the district’s 10-year facilities master plan. With regard to Poth High School, he said adding on to the existing structure, located on Dickson Street between Schneider and Griffith streets, could add $500,000 to the project’s price tag -- which is yet unknown. This is because the existing school building would have to be renovated, according to current building codes. Therefore, Caloss recommends the board approve erecting a structure alongside the building.

Additional components of the high school’s part of the facilities plan include added space for athletics and vocational instruction, as well as added classrooms.

There also are plans for additions to the Poth Middle School and the Poth Elementary School. (See graphic/PDF for more.)

Caloss said following the meeting that Poth ISD is in the process of completing a facilities study, which will prioritize the various projects. The report should be complete by the Dec. 9 board meeting.

Poth Independent School District board of trustees, Nov. 11 meeting. In attendance: Board members Wade Harris, Liz Clancy-Hrna, Wesley West, Darren Wiatrek, and Laurie Sekula; Superintendent Scott Caloss, Superintendent’s Secretary Mary Raabe, Poth High School Principal Frank Hosek, Poth Junior High School Principal Todd Pawelek, and Poth Elementary School Principal Laura Kroll.
 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
November 20, 2013 4:52pm
 
thanks William, but establish is different from create,, has a policy already been created and formulated only needing to be established/implemented ? stakeholders should be given access for comment before anything formally ... More ›

 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
November 20, 2013 4:16pm
 
Newguyntown, the third paragraph of the article reads, Superintendent Scott Caloss said he wants the board to set a date when it can establish a drug-testing policy." A formal policy is under development. Be sure to ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
November 20, 2013 4:04pm
 
What are the facts of the program... we have seen several times in the paper the in intention to institute a policy but what is the policy ? is there a copy available for viewing which spells out exactly the procedures, the ... More ›

Share your comment or opinion on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Corner Store grand opening is set for July 2 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crouch Memorial Bull Riding (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dan Patrick weighs in on same-sex marriage decision (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Disabled veteran license plates available for widows (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Does the EPA control your stock tank? (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. East Central ISD decisions will save taxpayers millions (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Changing the past to fundamentally transform America (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Donald Trump tries to put his brand on GOP (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Hillary and history: Best-known is not the same as best-qualified (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Event highlights seniors, vets, services July 17 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS aims to improve reliability systemwide (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville ISD adopts $39M budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville keeps city manager, 'extravaganza' (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Free July training for business owners (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Guadalupe deputies hunt fugitive after bar fight near Seguin (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. H-E-B recalls burger buns (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. La Vernia approves $26M-plus budget (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Frightened aging bones (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Falls City City Council (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Miles Svoboda earns saddle in chute dogging event (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. New battalion commander recalls Floresville roots (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Nixon residents respond to shooting with prayer (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Parkside Homes wins planning and zoning approval (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Scam email: Pay up or die (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Skloss retires after four decades with Karnes Electric (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanker, tow truck crash on U.S. 181 (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tour vintage aircraft at Stinson Municipal Airport (July 1, 2015)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Traps to avoid after graduation (July 1, 2015)