No Sweets in Schools

Cupcakes and sugar cookies are fun for school parties, but they could soon be banned from classrooms in Jackson County's Northwest Community School District.

Wednesday, school board members talked about prohibiting sweets at class parties. The board is considering a school wellness policy that would urge parents to stop bringing cupcakes and other sugary treats for parties.

The board did pass a policy banning the use of tobacco at any time on campus, and during school events.

That means parents cannot light up during athletic events. If they violate the policy, they'll be forced to leave.

The superintendent says parents and even staff might be upset over the tobacco policy, but says it was necessary for the health of students, and the school environment.

Meantime, as for the wellness policy, the board plans on voting on the issue at their May meeting.