By Ryan McCarthy
Practices that include some peanut-free classrooms and schools will go before Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees for review after trustees said Thursday that a districtwide policy prohibiting peanut products couldn’t be enforced – and heard that Fairfield schools served 183,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches this year.
Two community members had proposed changes to the school district policy. Bud Nobili, a former Placer County superintendent of schools whose 4-year-old grandson will begin kindergarten next school year in the Fairfield-Suisun district, told trustees that peanut allergies are life-threatening.
He said current school district policies increase chances that a child with such allergies will come into contact with peanut products.