SWAMPSCOTT (AP) – Swampscott school officials have scheduled another meeting for parents to discuss substance abuse among high school students.
But this time the rules are a little more relaxed.
Some people objected to a pair of meetings held Jan. 10 at which parents were told their attendance was mandatory. They also were not allowed to talk.
Administrators threatened to bar students from sports and other extracurricular activities if their parents did not attend.
Superintendent Lynne Celli and Principal Layne Millington tell The Salem News that parents will be allowed to speak at a second meeting scheduled for Wednesday.
Millington says the discussion with parents is needed because of what he perceives as a substance abuse problem at the school.
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