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School board makes alcohol exemption

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SUPERIOR, Wis. — The Superior School Board voted last week to move forward with plans to suspend the school district’s drug-free workplace policy for one day in April to allow Superior High School to host the Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour.

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The Tailgate Tour coincides with the groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new outdoor sports complex, and beer will be served at the event.

“The smoking is still going to be not allowed, and there’s no hard liquor,” said Len Albrecht, president of the School Board.

The one-day policy waiver is set for April 17, which is a staff development day for the district.

“If there were school that day it would be a much different situation,” Albrecht said.

James Farkas of Superior spoke against the waiver.

“Alcohol and education are not compatible. You know that,” Farkas said. “The major concern I have is, what message are we really sending to students?”

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