Red Ribbon Week
Each year in October, Pittsburg joins with the nation to participate in Red Ribbon Week. This is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. It serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America.
In our quest to keep all students and staff as safe as possible, the Pittsburg ISD uses canine services for random searches of prohibited items that may be on campuses. The canines will detect alcoholic beverages, firearms and ammunition, prescription and over-the-counter medications.
The campus inspections shall be unannounced and may occur numerous times during the school year. A campus administrator will always accompany the search team during the process. The canines are “passive alert” animals which means that when something is located the dogs will usually sit beside the item in question.
The students will not be in close proximity when the canines as they are performing the search. Again, the safety and security of our students is our number one goal!