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BETHEL: Teachers smoking sets a poor example

Letter by Anna Ethington, Frederickson on Jan. 30, 2013 at 11:51 am | No Comments »
January 30, 2013 1:46 pm

At a school in the Bethel School District, I have witnessed staff smoking several times a day not 25 feet from where kids are unloaded. They are on school property in view of students.

I contacted the school and was told that if the teachers are outside the gate they are not on school property, which is incorrect; the school district has signs on the property up one block and around stating that it is school property and no trespassing is allowed.

These employees are smoking on school property and in view of children. Teachers need to lead by example. Parents entrust staff to not only teach our children but set a positive example for them.

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