Yeomans retiring as principal


Drug-testing procedures approved

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    School board updates

The Wayne County Board of Education accepted the retirement of Arthur Williams Middle School principal Shawn Yeomans at its virtual meeting Tuesday night.

“She’s served us loyally and done a great job,” School Superintendent Jay Brinson said Wednesday morning.

He noted that Yeomans has served the school system for more than 30 years, including the past two years as Arthur Williams principal (after serving as principal at Screven Elementary School).

Brinson said he will be looking for a replacement.

In other action, the Board approved drug testing procedures, which will be included in the Wayne County High School handbook.

The procedures, based on a previously passed policy, allow for the implementation of random testing of students who qualify for such privileges as extracurricular participation or campus parking.

“We still [have] some work to do on how we’re going to manage it … on a monthly basis,” Brinson said, noting that such questions as frequency of testing and percentage of students tested have yet to be determined.

A request for proposals will not be issued until the Board has a chance to address budgeting for the testing, he explained.

(For complete coverage of the Board meeting, see next Wednesday’s print edition of The Press-Sentinel.)