Proposed Random Substance Screening at HV Central High School to be Discussed at Second Public Meeting

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    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.

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    1. I’m not sure if the school should be administering a drug screen.

      There is something missing from this drug screen—tobacco.
      More people will die from tobacco, than any other drug you
      can name. Why is tobacco even sold?

      In India, marijuana is given to children to increase their appetite.
      Why is marijuana on this drug screen? The governor wants to
      legalize and sell recreational marijuana.

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