This week, I write with a serious concern in mind — one that affects the welfare of our students.
More and more, bath salts — a designer drug — are widely available to our students. As educators, we need to know about this drug, its dangers, and the signs of its use and abuse.
That’s why I’m asking you this week to learn all that you can about bath salts. To help you do that, we’re bringing you information about the drug in a Health Alert and on a special web page.
Hopefully, knowledge about the drug will offer you the tools you need to intervene when there’s cause to suspect the drug is endangering the students and adults in our schools.
— Stephen Bowen
- HEALTH ALERT: Educators asked to learn about bath salts
- NOTICE: MEDMS gets upgrades; staff data collection reopens
- NOTICE: Schools can apply for construction, renovation funds
- REPORTING: Various Financial/Budget Reports, Aug. 25
- REPORTING: CARES (EFS-10) Special Purpose Private School Year End Package, Aug. 31
- REPORTING: Local Entitlement Year End Report (formerly EF-S-09E), Sept. 1
- REPORTING: Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals, Sept. 1
- REPORTING: Pesticide Notice for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plans, Sept. 1
- REPORTING: Chemical Hygiene Plan, Sept. 1
- REPORTING: Transportation Data for Out-of-District Special Education, Homeless, CTE Students, Sept. 15
- REPORTING: Title VI Rural Low-Income Performance Report, Sept. 15
- REPORTING: Application for Leased and Lease-Purchased Instructional Space, Sept. 15
- REPORTING: Application for Conversion of Approved Leased Space to Permanent Space, Sept. 15
- REPORTING: Local Entitlement Application (formerly EF-S-08), Sept. 15
- REPORTING: EF-M-240 Year End Report of Private Schools, Sept. 15
- REPORTING: Special Education Tuition Report EF-S-07, Sept. 16
- REPORTING: Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate Data, Sept. 30
- REPORTING: 2011-12 Staff Data, Sept. 30
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