Workshop examining drugs, alcohol, teens to start Monday...

Education Digest

October 17, 2001

Workshop examining drugs, alcohol, teens to start Monday

HC DrugFree will present the first part of a two-part workshop, Drugs, Alcohol and Teens, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. Police officers will speak about drug and alcohol use and abuse among Howard County teens.

An addictions counselor and people who have experienced teen addiction will speak Oct. 29 - the second part of the workshop - at Atholton High School, 6520 Freetown Road, Columbia.

The workshops are part of the community group's Issues in Parenting series for parents and teen-agers.

Information: Stan Eisenstein, 410-313-2856.

Special education services are topic of meetings

Parents of children with special needs are invited to attend one of two informal meetings sponsored by the Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee and the Office of Special Education. Parents can express concerns and offer suggestions about improving the Howard County public school system's special education services.

Parents of elementary school-age children will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and parents of middle and high school-age youths will meet Oct. 30 - both at the Faulkner Ridge Center, 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia.

Information: Anne Long, 410- 379-1998.

Hearing to be held on student representation

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a public hearing on revisions to Policy 10200, student representation, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon session, which begins at 4 p.m., and the evening session will start with a public forum, during which members of the public may address the board on any topic. Advance sign-up is not required.

Information: 410- 313- 7197.

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