Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just Sneeze and Bring Kleenex


A proposed policy change could ban some over-the-counter cough medicines and allergy medications for Elmbrook students.

...The second definition, recommended by Superintendent Matt Gibson, gets more specific in its language. It explicitly bans any substance containing ephedrine, which can be found in some iterations of the nasal decongestant Sudafed and the allergy medicine Claritin-D. The second definition also allows students to carry just a single dose of cough medicine. It does not ban caffeine pills or diet pills.

Gibson said he consulted with the Brookfield Police Department in writing the definition. Police specifically recommended including ephedrine in the definition.

During Fall and Spring, this could be rough on a few of the chilluns. It's not like the Elmbrook schools have a purified-air environment.

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