Findlay City School officials talked about the impact drug addiction has on students Wednesday night. Superintendent Ed Kurt spoke to the University of Findlay’s Combating Chemical Dependency class. The Courier reports Kurt told the class drug abuse affects students at every grade level.
Kurt spoke about some of the programs the district uses to help kids who are using drugs or have family members abusing substances. He said the trauma-informed care program aims to help teachers and staff see the difficulties students are going through at home.
Drug education starts in the sixth grade. Middle school students learn in health class about drugs and alcohol and the consequences and effects of using them.
Donnell Middle School assistant principal Kelly Glick says programs are also put in place to encourage to stay away from drugs and alcohol. They include mentoring, positive discipline, rewarding good behavior, and career exploration.
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