Epping School Board says candy corn OK to bring to school
Superintendent Barbara Munsey told the school board that a recent issue involving a teacher who wouldn't allow a preschooler to eat the candy corn she brought to school was a "misunderstanding."
The dispute over the school district's wellness policy began after 4-year-old preschool student Sarah Kelly brought a small bag with a handful of candy corn into the school a few weeks ago to eat with her snack. Her mother, Michelle Kelly, said she gave the candy corn to her daughter as a reward for getting ready for school on time.Sarah had other healthy snacks with her as well and her mother thought the candy corn would be a little treat.
Kelly's fiancé, David Mylott, is the chairman of the Epping School Board and he recently raised concerns about the teacher's claims that parents weren't allowed to send candy in with kids. He argued that the school district could encourage healthy eating, but couldn't tell parents what they could pack for snack and lunch.
At Thursday night's meeting, Munsey told the board that the district's policy simply encourages healthy snacks and meals but doesn't mandate what parents may send in.
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