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Drug dogs, special needs, Parent Partnership highlight School Board meeting

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 9th, 2013

The South Lane School District Board of Directors heard reports of a drug dog visit, statistics regarding students who receive help for special needs and the uncertain financial future of a program that helps teenage mothers stay in school during a busy meeting Monday evening.

On Monday night, South Lane Superintenent Krista Parent referred to Dec. 12, 2012 as ‘drug dog day’ at Cottage Grove High School. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parent told the School Board, two drug-sniffing dogs—Bo, an experienced Labrador under the handling of the Cottage Grove Police Department’s Ron Bates, and a dog used by an official with the Bureau of Land Management—perused CGHS in search of illicit substances. Principal Kay Graham had earlier warned that the dogs would be performing their search, but Graham said students did not know its exact date. The dogs began their search in the locker rooms and gymnasium. Taking breaks every 20 to 30 minutes, they moved on to search lockers in the hallways.

For the complete article see the 01-09-2013 issue.

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