Random drug testing considered in for Cleveland, Tenn students
CLEVELAND, BRADLEY COUNTY (Times Free Press) - The Cleveland Board of Education is taking another look at proposed random drug testing for students who participate in after-school activities.
So far, however, there are more questions than answers, board members say. So the board is arranging a meeting with board attorney Chuck Cagle to seek more information.
"I think this is an extremely delicate issue, and we will need some legal advice," Director of Schools Dr. Rick Denning said. "First of all, define 'random.' That is a delicate issue of its own."
The draft version of the proposed policy says "students involved in any voluntary extracurricular activities shall be subject to random drug tests. Parents and students will be informed of this policy prior to participation and shall sign a consent to the drug testing and a release of information as a condition to participation."
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