Pa Teacher Drug Screening Bill

12.12.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would require drug testing for prospective teachers and other school employees in the Keystone State. The bill, sponsored by Allegheny County Democrat Tony DeLuca, would require pre-employment drug screening for employees at both public and private schools in Pennsylvania. The ACLU immediately denounced the House action as “invasive, impractical, and unconstitutional.”  Prospective teachers already must submit to background checks, but drug testing is not a part of the screening process, yet.