Sunday, November 10, 2013
Common Sense or Nonsense
School Board pot stance does more harm than good
Submitted by former school principal, Richard
support school trustee Barry Neufeld and his opposition to this policy.
I was a teacher and high school principal for thirty-five years in areas such as the "high Arctic", where alcohol and drug abuse is a much more serious problem than it is here in Chilliwack.
We often dealt with daily issues from students who came to school stoned or
drunk. We didn't kick them out; we dealt with the issue by providing
personal counselling and aid in the total life of the student. Our drop-out
rate gradually went from seventy-five per cent to less that twenty per cent.
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