Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Forum set Aug. 30

A mandatory Drug & Alcohol Forum for parents/guardians of all students entering fifth and ninth grades for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Gowanda Central School District is set Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Attendance is also mandatory for parents/guardians of any student new to the district or who is returning as new to the district. Parents/guardians must attend the forum for their child to participate in any extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to, sports, dances, the prom and field trips.

Forum topics include: general signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse, drug identification, advice from those in the field, guest speakers from Kids Escaping Drugs, and input from Gowanda School Resource Officer Ben Shields.

The forum, which will run about 90 minutes, is not intended for student attendance. A sign-in table will be set up for attendees. Questions? Contact David Smith at (716) 532-3325, ext. 6003 or

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