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Tazewell County Schools to drug test athletes

 TAZEWELL (WVVA) By a unanimous vote, members of the Tazewell County School Board approve drug testing of student athletes.

The decision was made Monday night. The new policy allows for random drug testing of athletes included on the Virginia High School League eligibility lists for Spring sports in 2015. 

."Under your current policy, the coaches must have a pre-meeting with the parents. The deposition they have chosen to do is to have a mass meeting and bring all the parents on board. to have a conversation, especially to speak about this new policy. Then they'll break into their satellite groups and talk about the requirements," says George Brown, Supervisor of Secondary, Career, and Technical Education.

The new policy also allows for drug testing middle school students participating in Junior Varsity athletics and 2015 Debate contestants.
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