Cherry Hill Schools Adopt Drug Program

Posted: February 27, 1986

The Cherry Hill Board of Education on Monday approved a staff program on

drug and alchohol abuse.

The five-hour seminar, to be held sometime in March, is designed to heighten district employees' awareness of substance abuse in the schools.

Robert W. Ferris, assistant superintendent of schools, said the session was part of a program started in 1984.

"In the summer of 1984 we developed a pilot project to assist with the development of substance-abuse services," Ferris said. "We've been working with the state Department of Education, and one of their recommendations was to provide us with in-servicing."

He said the seminar would be coordinated by the state Education Department's Regional Curriculum Services Unit. It will focus on the pharmacological and legal aspects of substance abuse and will offer a review of student assistance programs.

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