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Schools change drug-test rules

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No more opting out for athletes

By Damon Lawrence

Last month the Roane County Board of Education approved the first reading of a revision to its policy on drug testing for student athletes. The revised policy would take effect if the board approves it on second reading this month. 

“What we’re taking out of the policy actually does make it stronger,” Board Member Wade McCullough said.

The revision will remove the opt-out clause in the policy and make all student athletes subject to  random drug testing.


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