Oklahoma district lifts ban on chewing gum in the classroom

07/7/2010 | Enid News & Eagle (Okla.), The

Officials in an Oklahoma school district have lifted a ban on middle- and high-school students chewing gum. Officials say they will monitor the situation to make sure that students are not abusing the privilege. Fairview Superintendent Rocky Burchfield said the new policy will show students there are rewards for good behavior and that there is research showing that chewing gum helps some students focus in class.

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