SWCS renews role in drug-free consortium

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At the South-Western City School Board of Education meeting held on July 9, curriculum and training service renewals were the main topics of discussion.

Board member Amy Baker requested the school district renew their participation in the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Consortium, which has been a program of the educational council since 1994.

The drug-free consortium provides professional development to all staff members, skill building programs, information and research, and support services to students in grades K-12. Through this program, the students are informed about the dangers of drug and tobacco use and it educates them and the public about violence.

The Safe and Drug-Free Schools Consortium currently serves all 16 public school districts and 41 non-public schools in Franklin County.

The board also approved the renewals with Sports Medicine Grant & Orthopedic Associates and OhioHealth for their athletic training services. Sports Medicine Grant and Orthopedic Associates serves the athletes at Franklin Heights High School and Grove City High School, while OhioHealth provides their training services to the athletes at Westland and Central Crossing High Schools.

In other news:

The Grove City High School football team has been invited to participate in the Ohio versus USA Football Challenge, sponsored by former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analysis, Kirk Herbstreit. The team will play Buford Georgia High School at the Canton McKinley High School Stadium. Their trip, which includes a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will take place Aug. 31- Sept. 1. They will play Buford High School on Sept. 1.

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