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Editorial: Board policy on memorials is appropriate


Despite the articulate and sometimes emotional comments presented to the school board, we think the board is justified in approving its draft policy for memorials on school property.

The policy allows for temporary memorials and sets the terms for commemoration events.

Key policy components are:

1. Memorials can be an ongoing visual reminder of what happened. Memorials need to be an opportunity of choice for families, friends and the public.

2. The fact that schools are designed primarily to support learning and should not serve as the main venue for memorializing students or staff.

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