Bemidji School Board reviews updates to drug policy, school calendar in special meeting

The Bemidji School Board held a special meeting to hold first readings of two drug policy updates.

Superintendent Jeremy Olson explained that the revisions were to reflect the latest in state and federal law, including Minnesota’s new recreational edible, low-dose THC authorization.

The second reading on two policies, one for drug testing employees such as bus drivers and the other on including edible marijuana products as prohibited on school grounds, will be held during the August board meeting.

The school board also amended the next school year’s calendar, making the last day for students May 31 and for teachers June 1; and held a discussion on prioritizing goal areas for their strategic plan.

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