Cullman City schools approves drug testing policy - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Cullman City schools approves drug testing policy

Posted: Updated:
Officials say a first offense will now result in parents being notified of the failed test, rather than the student being suspended from activities. (Photo: MGN Online) Officials say a first offense will now result in parents being notified of the failed test, rather than the student being suspended from activities. (Photo: MGN Online)
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) -

Cullman City Schools officials have approved a new random drug testing policy for students involved in extracurricular activities.

The Cullman Times reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1k8U046 ) that officials scrapped a portion of a previous policy that would have applied to students who drive to school, and tweaked punishment guidelines for students involved in extracurricular activities who test positive for illegal drugs.

Officials say a first offense will now result in parents being notified of the failed test, rather than the student being suspended from activities. The student would also be required to perform 25 hours of community service and test negative within 30 days.

Two failed tests will result drug counseling referrals and students being suspended from activities for 14 school days. A third offense will garner a 100 day activity suspension.

 

Information from: The Cullman Times, http://www.cullmantimes.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.