VA Public Schools Not Consistent with Drug Testing

Posted by Kristina Taylor
December 22, 2010

VA Public Schools Not Consistent with Drug Testing

Parents of children within the Virginia public school system (with the exception of those in the Richmond area) may not realize that, although teachers are drug tested, staffers are not legally bound to be.

This glitch in the system has recently been brought to light by media outlets within the state, much to the surprise of families who have assumed that everyone working with their sons and daughters has received comprehensive background checks.

The realization of this system glitch came to light after a high school teacher and security officer from Osbourn High School were charged with marijuana possession.

Public school officials are citing the cost of drug testing as a barrier to screening all staffers in this manner.  However, parents are now starting to put pressure on the public schools.