A relatively light agenda awaits Halifax County School Board when they meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Mary Bethune Office Complex in Halifax with only a resolution and setting a meeting date as the only two new items of business.
The board also plans to review a resolution of support for the Halifax County Community Strategic Plan.
After nine months of study from a steering committee comprised of representatives from 26 businesses, education and governmental groups, the county adopted a community strategic plan.
Halifax County Board of Supervisors and town councils from both South Boston and Halifax have adopted a resolution in support of the plan, that can be activated by pursuing 11 high-impact key initiatives grouped into three focus areas -- workforce development, economic development and community development.
Board members also plan to set a late June school board meeting.
Also returning for discussion is the possibility of drug testing sports players.
The board reviewed a proposed policy in March that stated in order to participate in any school-sponsored Virginia High School League affiliated activity, the student must submit to a drug test as well as random drug tests throughout the season.
The policy also would prevent a player from playing if he or she refuses a drug test.
Currently, if a school official suspects a player is under the influence, the player may be drug tested.
Board members decided not to take any action on the policy in March.
Southern Virginia Higher Ed Center Executive Director Dr. Betty Adams and Stephanie Robinson, Career Tech Academy administrator, plan to give a report on the academy.
Slated for recognition are the Halifax County High School robotics team, Cometbots, who recently competed in the FIRST World Competition in Detroit, Michigan, for the second year in a row, the culinary art students who are a part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America who recently competed and placed at a leadership training conference and members of the Future Farmers of America who have competed and placed in multiple events.
Jessica Wade has signed up to speak during citizen comments.