Recovery High Schools – Legislation to Add Transportation Now in the Works

Readers may recall our posting in June 2014 regarding the need to fix a serious omission in legislation that supports the establishment of “recovery high schools” for students recovering from alcohol or other kinds of substance dependence or addiction. The four high schools that have so far been developed with the help of that legislation – in Boston, Beverly, Brockton, and Springfield – provide a powerful resource for students who, after achieving some hard-won success in recovery programs, would otherwise return to the very environments where they fell into trouble in the first place. Because the legislation has not included transportation, however, students who cannot find a way to get to and from those schools cannot access the great services they offer. Continue reading

Recovery High Schools: Fixing an Anomaly

In 2009 the legislature enacted a law (M.G.L. c. 71, §91) that provides for the creation of a number of Recovery High Schools.  Four such schools have been established, in Boston, Beverly, Brockton, and Springfield, and they are an indispensable resource for the troubled students who are fortunate enough to enroll. Continue reading