Kingston: Silver Lake to Start Using Breathalyzers at Proms

The Silver Lake Regional School Committee have decided to start giving students breathalyzer tests before proms and other student events.

Students in the Silver Lake School District will be met at the door to the prom and other events by a breathalyzer test.

Superintendent of Silver Lake Joy Blackwood says the breathalyzer tests will be given to every student starting next year.

“That will start next year, this year we will breathalyze any student that appears to have made poor choices before attending the event. Next year, however, every student will go through the breathalyzer test before they go into the event,” said Blackwood.

Other agenda items included a state required pension fund that Silver Lake will need to set up to pay for retired employees.

Chair of the Silver Lake School Committee, John Creed, says the pension fund needs to be created to satisfy state law.

“The problem is you have to have a certain amount of money if all your obligations came at once. The chances of that are slim but there is still a chance. This has been going on for years and our liability is about $26 million over the years at about $1 million per year,” said Creed.

The next Silver Lake School Committee meeting will be on Thursday, May 12th at the high school library starting at 7 p.m.

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