Does Your Child’s School Drug Test Educators?

This just in from an Indiana media outlet… 

A substitute teacher in the Bartholomew Consolidated Schools has admitted to being on drugs while working in the school system.  Fortunately, she was caught.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t by the schools for whom she was working. 

See, the schools there don’t drug test their teachers.  As was noted in the article:

“Bartholomew Consolidated Schools randomly drug-screens students and transportation workers, but not teachers.”

Yikes!  And here’s another gem:

“School administrators said they conduct background investigations on all teachers, but they don’t have a policy that requires employees to report arrests and convictions after their hiring.”

If you’re a parent, this story illustrates just how imperative it is to get involved in your child’s school and know how they approach (or don’t approach) background screening and drug testing.  Ask questions and don’t allow the schools to look the other way (purposely or not) when it comes to the conduct of teachers.  Though nothing untoward happened to any of this teacher’s students, who would have wanted her to teach their kids?


Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

Related Posts

Popular Resources

What is the “Ban the Box” Movement?

Read More

FTC and EEOC Background Check Guide for Employers

Read More

Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act

Read More

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act of 1993

Read More

Sign Up to Receive News & Updates in Your Inbox