By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay School District Superintendent Dan Tjernagel says he has not been approached by parents or teachers about implementing food sharing policies similar to those introduced in Appleton this month. Appleton Area School District told parents they were not allowed to send food with students for birthday treats or classroom potlucks according to the USA Today- Wisconsin Network. The district cited health, economic equity, and safety as reasons for the change. Tjernagel says he understands the thought process but has no plans of implementing it in Sturgeon Bay.
Many school districts across the state have already taken steps to protect students on the safety aspect by setting up peanut-free zones and banning homemade treats.