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Local schools should decide if drills are appropriate, District 204 board says

This year District 204 is offering two belief statements that board members want to see the IASB adopt. The first centers on local control over the types of new drills that could be proposed, and the other calls for school districts to encourage students to register to vote.

Board member Cathy Piehl said Illinois public schools should provide safe and secure environments for all students and staff that minimize physical and psychological risk. The best people to determine the amount of risk is the local school board because they know their students and their community, she said.

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Her proposal comes in response to the school shooting incidents and lawmakers who want to respond by forcing schools to participate in more safety drills.

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