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Mandatory drug testing for Templeton athletes is reinstated 

Special from the Soaring Eagle Press

2 positive tests will result in the loss of athletic privileges for entire career at TMS or THS

Templeton EaglesBeginning with the 2014 fall sports, Templeton Unified School District (TUSD) has reinstated mandatory drug testing prior to the start of the each sports season for all athletes in grades 7 – 12, and random testing throughout the season.

In 2009, during the budgetary crisis, TUSD had eliminated mandatory pre-season drug testing for athletes as a cost saving measure. With the budget now on a more even keel, the board of trustees has approved bringing back the practice.

A positive test will result in suspension from the sport for 45 days. A second positive test will result in the loss of athletic privileges for the rest of the student’s middle school (if at TMS) or high school (THS) career. There is an appeal process that kicks in one year after that determination.

To learn more, please review the 2014-15 Student Athlete Handbook which should be available in about three weeks.

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