I would suggest that the school committee do some serious soul-searching and introduce methods of learning that will thoroughly change the attitude of the student body. A good start would be a daily moment of silence that would compel these kids to reflect upon their responsibility to others and the need to reject selfish, shortsighted acts such as the pregnancy pact.
RABBI SIMCHA BACKMAN
Chabad Jewish Center
It would seem to me that since the words “with parental permission” were included, the committee was right to give the school the authority to hand out contraceptives. In a perfect world, only families would handle the issue of premarital sex among their children.