Latex Balloons Not Allowed in Schools

Tuesday Feb 1, 11

For the safety of our students, staff and the general public who use our buildings, the district is no longer allowing the use of latex balloons in any capacity, in any school building, at any time of the day. However, Mylar (foil) balloons are still allowed.

Latex (rubber) is a substance that can have an immediate or life-threatening impact when a person is exposed to it. The district has already implemented alternatives for latex, in items such as gloves, for years.

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and many people may want to send balloons to our students or staff during the school day. To help alleviate any potential problems, we are notifying all of the local/area flower shops that take orders or make deliveries to our schools. Latex balloon deliveries made to any school, will be turned away. We are also including information about this change in our school newsletters to parents and in the district Insider newsletter.

Your cooperation with this practice now and into the future is greatly appreciated.