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Dog Search Policy to be Discussed by Amity BOE

The board meets Monday, June 11, at 6:45 p.m. at the district offices on 25 Newton Rd. in Woodbridge.

After presenting some awards and honoring the Amity Creative Theatre, the Board of Education will be getting down to business on May 11. Some of the key items include: 

  • The first reading of a revision to a school policy regarding the use of police . Last month police , but didn't find any.
  • Possibly .
  • Various reports from school committees.
  • Superintendent John Brady will present his report, which will deal with a preliminary investigation on the school using solar energy.

The full agenda is attached. The board meets Monday, June 11, at 6:45 p.m. at the district offices on 25 Newton Road in Woodbridge.

Bethwood Patchwill be there covering the meeting -- are there any particular items on the agenda you are interested in?

Maureen O'Brien June 11, 2012 at 12:42 PM
High schools are NOT prison camps. Dogs searching students is a horrifying idea!
Doug June 11, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Tell your kid to keep his drugs at home, stop pressuring my kid as well as others and then they can "call off the dogs". If you think a dog sniffing your kid in school is tramatic your going to have a big wake up when your kid hits the real world.
Victoria Carey Alsgaard June 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Let the sniffing dogs in. God forbid my kid IS the one carrying the drugs I think I rather risk the embarrassment and know what they are doing. I say get your heads out of the sand people. These kids are doing things we never dreamed of. We all think it is not our kid, but the reality is it just may be. Either way they use non-aggressive dogs, how "traumatic" could it be??? Let's just get to the bottom of it and get the drugs out of the school.
Big Dog June 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
What are you worried your kid has drugs and it might embarass you when they get caught. The innocent have nothing to worry about.
Suzanne Spinelli June 17, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Dogs should sniff out the drugs. IF these "children" think they can bring drugs to school, they have another thing coming if they are caught. And I sincerely hope ALL of the them will be caught and punished for it. Traumatic? no...
Suzanne Spinelli June 17, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Wrong. Let the dogs sniff! I think that a lot of these kids are wanna-be thugs anyway. High school isn't how it used to be. I think that they should be searched randomly AND given random drug tests. The more traumatic the less likely these kids will bring that stuff to school (where they are there to learn, not to do drugs!)
WoodbridgeMom June 18, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I was speaking to my son and his wife yesterday, both of whom graduated from AHS 12 years ago. He recalled how one of his classmates sitting behind him in class dropped acid, right there, right then, right in the classroom. This poor kid never made it past his 21st birthday. This is the unfortunate reality for parents and kids these days and until we, as a society fix this, and our children stop dying from drug overdoses, or ruining their lives on drugs, I say, once again, BRING IN THE DOGS (and anything else we need to combat this problem....continued substance abuse counseling & education, therapy, family support, rehab).

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