Recently the middle school my son attends was told by the Cape Breton Regional School Board that the dance they had planned for the kids which was to run from 6:30 - 9:00 pm was to be cancelled and they would not be allowed to host any dances in the future.
When I called the school board to inquire about this, the programs officer confirmed what the school had said. They also stated that dances for middle schools were inappropriate and that all school boards in Canada were following this rule now. He stated that the choice of clothing some kids would wear and the possibility of alcohol being consumed caused too many headaches for the schools.
MOST kids are well behaved and appropriate for their grade level. Dances were always a fun, social place for kids to get together and be normal kids. There is very little else for kids to do in any community as it is.
PLEASE sign this petition to BRING BACK MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCES!!