The public school system in Missoula County Montana has made a decision that they believe will help students going through emotional stress after the loss of someone they know.
The tradition has been that if someone say at a school or on the highway die a memorial is put there in honor of their life. However the school director believes the memorials can cause negative emotional effects on the students and communities.
The MCPS Superintendent Jim Clark stated, "It's the message that goes with the name that's of concern. It's a difficult distinction to make. A name is OK. The name could be put on a bench without the 'In memory of.'"