Virginia public school system lifts teacher drug tests

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A public school system in Richmond, Virginia, says starting next school year, it’ll no longer require educators to take a drug test before being allowed to teach.

WWBT reports Richmond Public School officials announced the district is lifting mandatory pre-employment drug testing for school positions. The one exception will be for those who serve in safety positions, such as bus drivers and school security officers.

The station says the school system approved the change earlier this year as a cost-savings measure and it went into effect Monday.

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Information from: WWBT-TV, http://www.wwbt.com/

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