Dear School Patrons :
The Stroud Board of Education recently entered into an agreement with Interquest Detection Canines, Inc. to provide trained detection canines to conduct random, unannounced inspections of all campus locations in the district.
These canines are trained to detect the presence of illicit drugs, alcohol, and gunpowder -based items. Campus buildings, parking lots, and grounds will be randomly inspected for prohibited items. If detected and found, the district will initiate the appropriate disciplinary action.
These canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as Golden and Labrador Retrievers. They are trained to discriminate specific "scents" of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected. Interquest provides service to over 1,200 public school districts across the nation.
With the recent publicity concerning the dramatic increase in teenage drug use, the Stroud Public School is taking every reasonable precaution to insure a safe and healthy learning environment for all concerned.
Joe L. Van Tuyl Superintendent
Stroud Schools are in the rural community of Stroud, Oklahoma, located in eastern Lincoln County. Approximately 900 students attend classes at one of our four campus locations, including Stroud High School, Stroud Middle School and Parkview Elementary. The fourth location, Heritage Hall, houses science and computer labs as well as the Alternative Education site, the Raffety Conference Center and the Board of Education meeting site. . . .
The Stroud Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Joe Van Tuyl/Superintendent of Schools; Stroud Public Schools; 212 W. 7th Street, Stroud, . . .