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As more companies are using drug testing, back ground/credit checks, and psyche evals as a tool in which to ensure employee integrity- wouldn't it also be appropriate for those to whom we entrust our children? I'm in favor of it. With consideration to the more "infamous" teachers of the area-perhaps the use of these tools could have identified potential problems before full manifestation.
drug testing yes as most all our schools has a drug free club, no smoking ect. I do not believe a credit check is anyone's business unless running for public office of some kind. Psych. eval's once every three years or unless needed. Otherwise the cost would take away from the students as well as the teachers.16282
Credit check, no it really has no influence on the teachers interaction with children or their ability to teach. Drug testing and background checks, I vote yes. I think ALL schools public and private should do background checks and random drug testing for teachers and volunteers. I volunteer twice a week at a private school and have to have a background check every two years but no drug test. I would not mind a drug test at all, even if I had to chip in on the cost. If it keeps kids safe and helps give adults another reason not to do drugs or whatever, it may help all concerned.16281
Back-round checks is a YES it should be as a FBI check and nothing less. My daughter had to wait months for a back-round check plus drug tests just to volunteer at a county animal shelter. That is where I would not mind if the Federal Gov't mandated that.16280
parentzkare-the parent is at fault. If that incident actually happened-the parent should have immediately notified the police and filed charges. Police involvement would have provided documentation of suspected drug use. By taking no action-the parent was condoning the behavior and placing his/her child in jepordy. Now that it's over- it's just one word against another...and no one will beleive the parent over the teacher.16279
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