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School Board Candidate Responds to Recent Drug Policy Change

Andrea Schmidt is a candidate for the Fairbury Public Schools Board of Education. Here, she responds to the recent decision by the school board to eliminate the Extracurricular Drug Testing Program.

I am very sad and disappointed with the decisions of the SBOE to eliminate drug testing. I would like to thank the administration for the positive feedback on the benefits they see from drug testing. Building those valuable student/staff relationships is key to helping our youth stay on the right path.Drugs and nicotine are highly addictive especially to young students whose brains are still developing. Addiction is real and causes lifelong co...


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