With the epidemic of opioid addiction in the country, the counteractive Narcan has become very important because of its potential to be a life saver.
Because of this, the Dixon School District is looking at changing its policy in regards to having the drug on premise. Superintendent Margo Empen said she brought the idea up to the board and they all agreed. She said the next step will be to talk to other districts to see what changes they made.
School Board Member and Dixon Police Lt. Brad Sibley said all officers, including the resource officers, carry with them the nasal spray of Narcan. He went on the say, the school nurses may have gone through the training, but, he felt administrators and coaches should also go through training.
He said the department got away from the needle treatment of Narcan and decided to go with what he called the simple fool proof spray. Empen hopes to have a policy change on the March Board meeting.