School Board's lead-testing vote is troubling

Nancy Moldenhauer

High levels of dangerous lead in children can result in lower IQs, reduced academic performance, lower state test scores, and compromised career outcomes for lower lifetime wages. Behavioral consequences could include shorter attention spans, poor impulse control, ADHD, and juvenile incarceration.

Does this sound like something our Michigan City Area School Board members should be concerned about and interested in preventing? Per the vote of three in favor and four against to require dangerous lead level testing upon kindergarten enrollment, one would think not.

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