The Wyoming County Board of Education will continue a drug testing program for athletes at its own expense. At a June 15 meeting, the BOE voted to continue random testing of high school athletes. A grant funded the program for students in grades 7-12 for four years at a cost of $32,000 annually. The grant expires on June 30. Jeff Hylton, Director of Safety and Transportation, said testing had yielded fewer than 10 positive results during the four-year period. The board voted unanimously to continue the program but only for high school level athletes. Also: Parents, teachers and students expressed concern about students who were ineligible to take Algebra I due to an online test. The cut off test score for students wishing to take Algebra I had been increased from 57 to 80. Teachers reported that they had straight A students who they felt would do well in Algebra I but weren't eligible to take it. Several board members said they didn't feel the test should be the deciding factor in determining whether a child should take Algebra. Superintendent of Schools Frank "Bucky" Blackwell said the matter would be worked on prior to the start of the next term. At a meeting held on Monday morning, the board agreed to continue a lease on the Beartown school and approved a lease with Groundwork Wyoming County for the use of the old Itmann school building.