Board of Education seeks volunteers for task force
By TARA REILLY
In an attempt to curb drug use among adolescents, the Washington County Board of Education is looking for volunteers to serve on a new drug abuse prevention committee.
Carol Mowen, the board's public information officer, said Monday the School Board hopes to find people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the county to serve on the Alcohol and Drug Task Force. That would include community members, addictions counselors and those in the mental health profession, she said.
"A good task force is one that is a cross-section of the community," Mowen said.
The task force, created by Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Morgan, will hold most of its meetings in January but a few meetings may be held in February. Mowen said the group will study the drug and alcohol material that's already in the school system's curriculum and make suggestions on what programs might be added or adjusted.