Petition update

Students protest Northern Valley Regional speaking policy

Amy Heller
Harrington Park, NJ

Dec 5, 2013 — The Suburbanite's Marc Lightdale has written a wonderful recap of the surreal world of the Northern Valley Board of Education, where hand-picked student leaders are invited to spend four nights a month (plus prep time) at meetings only to find that if they want to talk about the most pressing issue in the school, Mandatory Random Student Drug Testing: "the policy for student representatives would have students talk with their principals first, and the principals would then relay their concerns to the superintendent, who in turn would share the information with the board. If the board has any questions about a student concern, they tell the superintendent who gets back to the principal, who then talks with the student representative, who is only then allowed to bring the information up as part of the regular report. "