March 1, 2012 | Vol. 39, No 9

Drug dog visits schools unannounced

At the regular Petersburg School Board meeting Feb. 21, Superintendent of Schools, Robert Thomason reported that Justice, the drug dog visited the schools and stirred a lot of interest from the students, but didn't find any drugs on the premises. It was an unannounced visit. “It was a regular school day, and that's how we want it, to make sure the school is safe,” Thomason said.

The board heard from high school representatives that revealed Diane Murph's poster design was chosen by the governor for the state's Choose Respect campaign. Alaska's First Lady Sandy Parnell and Rich Owens, owner of Tasty Freeze ice cream, helped the students celebrate with ice cream sundays.

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Principal Erica Kludt-Painter gave an update on Reading for a Meaning campaign. The students are reading to raise money to build two new classrooms for the students at Lando Kindergartenin Wondo Genet, Ethiopia.

The board will meet again on March 20 in the City Council Chambers.

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