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ATTENTION PARENTS! Vaping Is Threatening Your Kids

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ATTENTION PARENTS!

Vaping Is Threatening Your Kids

Editor’s Note: CCS Superintendent of Schools Bill Crankshaw sent this cautionary letter to parents.

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Dr. Crankshaw included this illustration showing samples of vaping equipment in his letter to parents.

Cooperstown Central School District has experienced a sharp increase in “vaping.” This dangerous trend is a common concern in almost all schools nationally. Locally, the most current Youth Risk Behavior Survey (2018) indicates that 44 percent of high school students, grades 9-72, in Otsego County have used vapor products. This is a staggering statistic and evidence for concern.

We plan to increase our efforts to protect our students from the use of e-cigarettes, vape pens, or juuls, which use a liquid solution comprised of nicotine, crystallized marijuana (THC) and other dangerous substances imbued with attractive flavors. Current policy addresses tobacco, nicotine and other substances that are prohibited from use by students in school. Regulation and our Code of Conduct are consistent with policy. However, deep knowledge of vaping by the general public, including parents and caregivers – and all threats associated with it – is either unknown, misunderstood, or misrepresented.

CCS Budget Focus: Kindergarten, Vaping

CCS Budget Focus:

Kindergarten, Vaping

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to ALLOTSEGO.COM

Bill Crankshaw

COOPERSTOWN – With “hundreds of thousands” more in required spending on health insurance next year, Cooperstown Central School Superintendent Bill Crankshaw and the school board didn’t need to look for places to spend more.

Besides, he said in an interview about the 2019-20 budget, which goes up for a public vote 7 a.m-8 p.m., next Tuesday, May 21, at the high school, the school district already offers a “rich curriculum” – the goal is to maintain it and look for places to strengthen it.

“We can’t afford to take on any new initiatives for their own sake,” Crankshaw said.

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