According to Allentown's Morning Call, officials have shown interest in a policy that would include pre-employment testing of prospective teachers along with administrative and custodial staff and the bus driving corps. They're also are reportedly looking to explore conducting random drug testing of current employees.
In December, a high school biology teacher was discovered dead on the bedroom floor of an apartment with several bags of suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia nearby. Her death remains under investigation as the coroner's office awaits the results of toxicology tests before reporting the cause of death.
At the time, school officials reported they were unaware of any drug use by the teacher and report no evidence of widespread drug issues among staff. (workersxzcompxzkit)
Any random drug testing that would be slated for current staff would likely require approval from the teachers union.
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