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School Board President Responds

Barry Schwab is president of the school board and is running for re-election this year.

Obviously, since I cast my vote to rescind Policy 5013, I think the Board of Education’s decision was the right one. I had become increasingly averse to the policy over the last two and more years for a number of mostly-related reasons. What ultimately put me in the “nix the policy” camp was all of the nibbling around the edges of the policy we were doing to try (in my view) to downplay the fact of the school’s exercising an authority it really had no business exercising in the first place. Using random drug testing in order to know what kids are up to...


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