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FPS Revisits Drug Policy

By Gordon HopkinsThe Fairbury Public School Board of Education held what Superintendent Stephen Grizzle described as a “work session” to revisit Policy 501, the Extracurricular Drug Testing Program, on Friday, July 29, 2022.Drug testing has been a controversial subject for the school since 2019, when the School Board 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.The decision at that time was made due to concerns about the increase in vaping among students. Vaping is the inhaling of nicotine with an electr...

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