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School system considers random drug testing of teachers

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM


School officials in Limestone County are considering the idea of random drug tests for teachers, coaches and other educators.

The Decatur Daily reports that random drug testing was a topic of discussion at a recent work session of the Limestone County Board of Education.

School Board President Earl Glaze said he would like to test all of the system's 1,100 employees.

Superintendent Tom Sisk said he was advised against including all employees after consulting with the district's attorney.

The Decatur newspaper reports that only bus drivers are currently drug-tested.

School board members say they plan to the discuss options with the school system's attorney before making a decision on the matter.