As reported by MercerMe, Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) Superintendent, Dr. Tom Smith will be making a recommendation to the Board of Education that a random substance screen policy be developed for students in grades 9 -12 with a targeted start date of September, 2018.
“The goal of this policy is to support our students by making a philosophical shift from a reactive, punitive approach to a more proactive, therapeutic model,” explained Dr. Smith.
The second public information session on the proposed policy and implimentation will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 7pm, in the Central High School Media Center. The District will also livestream this event on the District Facebook page and will their best to answer questions posted online.
For MercerMe’s coverage, please see this link: http://mercerme.com/random-substance-screening-at-high-school-proposed-by-superintendent-of-hopewell-valley-regional-school-district/