The following action was taken by Alexandria School Board at its Dec. 17 meeting. For further information, call 988-2100.
DRUG COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED -- The School Board established a committee to study ways to curb drug abuse based on recommendations made recently by the city's Ad Hoc Anti-Drug Task Force.
The task force, which was set up by the City Council June 23, issued its final report to the council on Dec. 4. Several recommendations in the report, if adopted, could affect city schools, including a proposed expansion of summer school to accomodate more students who perform poorly in school and voluntary, community-established curfews for teen-agers -- something that could affect students' extra-curricular school activities.
The School Board committee members will be: Superintendent Paul Masem; Charles Jackson, assistant superintendent for pupil services and adult education; and School Board members Nelson Greene Jr. and Gia Adams.
The antidrug task force recommendations were presented in three categories: prevention and education, laws and law enforcement, and rehabilitation.
Other task force recommendations include opening the city's recreational facilities seven days a week and creating a city-run detoxification center.
The council will hold a public hearing on the task force recommendations on Jan. 23 at City Hall.