Friday, January 17, 2003
Shorts from the CCHS Advisory Council, January 8
The Concord-Carlisle High School Advisory Council meets on the second Wednesday night of each month to review a variety of topics pertinent to the high school population and the community at large. The purpose of the council is to provide recommendations to the administration about current topics within the school environment as well as share current issues with the public. Members of the committee are elected by their population (i.e., parent, student, teacher, private citizen) to act as the ambassador of information both to the school and the community. Meetings are open to the public.
Issues reviewed at the January 8 meeting include:
• Parking. The Concord Board of Selectmen denied the request for a Warrant article for $50,000 to expand parking at the high school. Selectmen suggested charging students for parking to raise the money needed for expansion. The denial came shortly after parking bans on residential streets were posted for students who did not have parking spaces at the high school. It is still possible that the selectmen and regional school committee might reach agreement on an acceptable Warrant article addressing parking concerns.
• Youth Risk Survey. The annual Youth Risk Survey will be released on February 13.
• Skateboard park. A design for a skateboard park located on the CCHS campus is in the works, thanks to the combined efforts of the Concord Police, Concord Recreation Commission , the Alliance for Teen Safety and the Concord Rotary Club.
• Soccer fields. The field at the top of the hill is being regraded and irrigated thanks to the generosity of Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer.
• Substance abuse policy. The substance abuse policy for athletes is under review.
• Next meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the principal's conference room.
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