Shorewood School District Expands Drug Prevention Efforts
The safety and well being of all students is at the core of the Shorewood School District’s mission. With this in mind, a group of Shorewood community residents, law enforcement officials, school administrators and board members met in recent months to review the District’s drug prevention efforts. The group discussed additional initiatives that would expand the District’s policies and ensure that the District provides alcohol and drug free learning environments for all Shorewood students.
On Tuesday, July 21, the Shorewood School Board approved a new policy with prevention as the driving force, which allows the Shorewood Police Department to perform canine searches in District buildings when requested by school officials. This policy, 446.2-Use of Canine Units in School Search Activities, provides the opportunity for random, preventative drug searches to take place in lockers, hallways, locker rooms, parking lots, and other public areas both during and outside of the school day. The policy applies to all District owned facilities; however, at this time, preventative canine searches will only occur on the Shorewood High School campus.
In conjunction with the new policy, and as part of the District’s evolving drug prevention efforts, sections of the Code of Conduct that address drug use will also be examined for revisions. Again, it’s important to reiterate that the reasons behind these potential changes are the safety and well being of Shorewood students as well as the opportunity to provide students with the support they need to succeed.
With any questions, please contact Principal Tim Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Principal Joe Patek at email@example.com. Additional information will be provided over the summer, so check back often.
Thursday July, 23, 2015 at 01:21PM
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