Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Oops. Elmbrook made the news: Pot found at high schools

Education, Elmbrook, HG&D (sex-ed)

School districts probably like free publicity but not in this way.  Last night I saw footage of Brookfield East's parking lot on the evening news. Reason? Pot found in student cars at East, Central. The search was actually done on Monday. The 2 students involved were given a 5 day suspension for their "first-time possession on school grounds" offense. (Don't know if that means they had other offenses, just not connected with school?)

What I found remarkable was that the find was made by drug sniffing dogs outside in the cold!

The Community Watch piece stated the searches used 4 dogs with handlers and took 40 minutes to check the buildings and parking lots. That doesn't seem very long considering the number of cars and amount of hallways. Possibly they had some specific locations in mind to search? 

The school district has a drug free stance. They promote the DARE program for instructing children to just say NO to drugs. Dr. Gibson was quoted, "In order to maintain drug-free schools we will periodically conduct preventive drug searches, whether or not reasonable suspicion exists."

There is no hedging on this issue. No if you are going to use drugs, at least do it as safely as possible, as there is with the sex-ed Human Growth and Development curriculum.

Today, by the way, is the last chance you will have to look at the HG&D materials at the administrative offices from 8:30am to 4pm at 13780 Hope Street (a few blocks north of Capitol Drive and just east of Lilly Road).

The HGD committee will be meeting tomorrow evening and making their recommendations to the Board of Education. Melanie Stewart, the Director of Assessment and Student Learning emailed me that, "Additional time for reviews is likely a recommendation that will be made." She also urged that input comment sheets be submitted.

If you would like additional HGD review time, give Dr. Stewart a call at 262-781-3030, ext. 1112, or email at

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