Today I received this message from the PTSA at Amador Valley High School:
"A special PTSA General Meeting will take place on December 15th at 7:00 pm in the Library. The district is exploring the idea of using canines trained to locate drugs on a periodic basis in the school parking lots and would like to get parent input. This would ensure student safety and deter students from bringing drugs on campus."
I have two students at AVHS and I am not sure how I feel about the prospect of drug dogs on campus. Many school districts in California and around the country do contract the services of trained drug dogs either from private parties or their local sheriff/police agency, but all agree that the dogs are only 65-85% accurate.
I am asking that concerned parents do their homework on this controversial topic and attend the meeting.