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FPS Drug Testing Policy: A Debate

By Gordon HopkinsDrug testing has been a controversial subject for Fairbury Public Schools since 2019, when the Board of Education voted unanimously to add nicotine to the school's drug testing protocols and policy. FPS gained brief national attention when it became one of the first schools in the country to do so.After years of debate, the Fairbury Public School Board of Education voted, in a three to one decision, to eliminate the Extracurricular Drug Testing Program at a meeting Monday evening, August 8, 2022.Dr. Jonathan Winter was the sole ‘No’ vote. Two other members of the board, Jacie Milius and Sharon Ebke, were not in attendance at...


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