Please post the wording on the petition concerning the new bathroom policy. How many students signed? Did parents also sign? What is the new bathroom policy and what are the concerns of the students? Why are parents once again cut out of the equation?

Written by on March 12, 2019

A. Only the Board of Education can set policy. It is not a policy, that implies long-term, districtwide and not changeable. Like high schools across the country, Shenendehowa High School has been struggling to contain the vaping problem among students.  The high school administration has been trying a bunch of different things to address the problem, one of which is sign in procedures and increased monitoring of the restrooms. Parents were notified through the Infinite Campus email. Parents were also invited to two different information sessions on the vaping problem and the efforts to contain it, very few parents attended. The high school administration does take into consideration the feedback provided by students and makes adjustments while still focused on the safety, health and well being of the entire student body.