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Re: Student told not to smudge before school, Feb. 7.
If Stephen Bunn's smudging violates the Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School's scent- and fragrance-free policy, can I assume that any member of the school community who participates in that other "fragrant" indulgence -- cigarette smoking -- will also be heading to the principal's office to be reprimanded?
I applaud the school and the division for demonstrating sensitivity toward students and staff who might react towards strong scents. The policy, however, is being applied in a seemingly uneven manner.
I cannot understand why, at the very least, the school could not work with Bunn to reach some sort of compromise. To penalize him while his fellow cigarette-smoking students receive no attention whatsoever clouds the situation and reeks of unfairness.