2009-05-21 / About Town

NKHS to review alcohol and drug policy

The North Kingstown School Committee will hold a one-agenda meeting at the high school on Tuesday, May 26, at 6 p.m., to discuss the proposed changes to the athletic and extracurricular activity alcohol and drug policy.

John Underwood, president and founder of the American Athletic Institute, will make a presentation. A former NCAA All-American, international level distance runner and world masters champion, Underwood has coached or advised more than two dozen Olympians including world and Olympic champions.

Underwood's innovative program "Pure Performance" has gained international prominence. The American Athletic Institute has forged a reputation as the experts in the field of athletics and recreational drug use.

Underwood is the master trainer for the New York Public High School Athletic Association drug prevention program and is currently assisting Rhode Island school districts, including North Kingstown. Other local collaborators will be present to explain the rationale for updating and strengthening the current policy.

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