Commissioner’s Update – Aug. 18, 2011

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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



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