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Schools Share Drug-Fighting Ideas In Limerick

LIMERICK PA – Because good help can be hard to find, the Pottsgrove School District wants to share assistance it is assembling in the fight against drug abuse with neighboring school districts, as well as its own employees and parents, high school Principal Dr. Bill Ziegler told the district Board of School Directors on Tuesday (April 26, 2016).

Pottsgrove will sponsor a “Summit On Drug Prevention” on May 6 (2016; Friday) from 9-11 a.m. at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center, Graterford Road, and it has invited teachers, counselors, principals and other faculty members from surrounding districts to attend the session. It’s free, and open to the public too, Ziegler said.

Heroin and other drugs are sweeping into schools, Ziegler explained, and he and others are urging all those who deal with students to be proactive in helping them avoid drug hazards. The summit will offer what’s described as a “think-tank session” in which districts can share drug-fighting ideas and possibly work together in guiding students.

A group of what Ziegler called “experienced leaders in the field” also will conduct a panel discussion on best practices and strategies for dug prevention and education.

The Western Center is providing extra motivation for attendance. Its culinary arts students will prepare and serve breakfast, Ziegler said.

Advance registration for the event is requested; registrations are being accepted online now through May 4 (Wednesday), here.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ April 26 meeting):

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