Board Drops Consideration of Mandatory Drug-Testing
Green, Josh, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
The Pattonville School Board, which has been considering a mandatory drug-testing program for athletes, cheerleaders and band members, has decided to keep the current voluntary drug-testing program for this school year.
The board considered having all athletes submit to mandatory drug tests although parents could choose not to have their children tested. The board was not sure how this program would have worked and also discussed whether required drug tests violated the Fourth Amendment's protection from illegal searches.
A survey of 320 parents of students at Pattonville High School showed that 31 percent favored expanding the drug-testing program, 30 percent …
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Publication information: Article title: Board Drops Consideration of Mandatory Drug-Testing. Contributors: Green, Josh - Author. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: September 16, 1996. Page number: 1. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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