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State board had power to revoke license of teacher who had positive alcohol test while at school


The state board of education does have the authority to promulgate a rule allowing it to revoke a teacher's license for misconduct after testing positive for alcohol on school premises, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee at Nashville ruled April 8.

The case stemmed from a May 2016 incident in which teacher Erin Knight tested positive for alcohol while on school premises during school hours. More than a year later, the Tennessee Board of Education notified Knight that the board proposed to revoke her teaching license for this alleged offense, that she was entitled to a hearing before the . . .

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