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Butler Area School District bans birthday snacks amid allergy concerns

After a lengthy discussion at last week’s meeting, the Butler Area School District’s board came to a conclusion Monday about students’ permission to bring edible treats to share with classmates on their birthdays.

“Due to severe life-threatening allergies and ensuring food sanitation, food treats/beverages are not permitted,“ the new policy says.

White said he spoke with principals and teachers over the past week to find their preferences in serving birthday treats brought in by students. The discussion on the topic initially began last week when White said some teachers were concerned about serving homemade snacks which may upset another child’s allergies.

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