Students’ Good Behavior Rewarded With Goodies

From Times Wire Reports

Teachers have been told that they can continue to reward their students with candy for good behavior or high achievement, despite state legislative action to fight childhood obesity in schools.

The Pulaski County Special School District had told elementary school principals last month to inform teachers that they could no longer hand out candy or sell ice cream as incentives and rewards.

But state Education Department director Ken James said last week that “we need to be conscious of what we are doing in terms of sugar content, but we have not dictated to schools that they cannot use those as rewards.”