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Revamped DARE program may offer kids way out in W.Va.

By Amanda Hayes For The Inter-Mountain

The Inter-Mountain photo by Amanda Hayes Left to right, assistant superintendent Dr. Debra Harrison, UCBOE Vice President Katie Loudin and President Dr. Tammy Samples, sheriff David Coffman, board member Kristi Wilkerson, superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus, board member Dr. Greenbrier Almond and Lt. Mark Davis.

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Drug Abuse Resistance Education, the hallmark drug education program known as DARE,will be returning to Upshur County next year after a 20-year absence.

The Upshur County Board of Education gave its approval for the program to be taught in schools by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department at this week’s Upshur County Board of Education.

Upshur County Schools previously had a DARE program from 1992 to about 2000 in fifth grade classrooms. Lt. Mark Davis taught the program for eight years until he could no longer balance the program with his other duties and then it was taken over by another deputy. However, when that deputy left the department, no one else picked it up. …

Read more: http://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2019/07/revamped-dare-program-may-offer-kids-way-out/

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