In a press release sent by Debra Cline, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, the Sevier County School System has decided to forgo drug testing.
The Sevier County Board of Education was surprised and disappointed in the opinion of the Tennessee Attorney General's Office rendered on July 2, 2007, limiting the school system's ability to engage in drug testing of students.
The Sevier County School System is aware of its responsibility to it's students and understands that extracurricular activities in connection with schools must be drug free. To that end, we recently adopted a Drug Testing Policy dealing with students engaging in sports extracurricular activities.
The school system's attorneys have reviewed the Attorney General's opinion and most respectfully disagree with the opinion.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.