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West Lafayette not adding free feminine hygiene product dispensers in schools

West Lafayette Community School Corporation will not be getting free feminine hygiene product dispensers in its schools.

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 2:51 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette Community School Corporation will not be getting free feminine hygiene product dispensers in its schools.

This decision comes after city leaders approved offering free products in the majority of West Lafayette city bathrooms.

The schools already offer free products through the nurse's office and Superintendent Rocky Killion said this process has worked well for students. He doesn't think the machines are necessary for the population they serve.

“We're dealing with children so our population is much different than dealing with adults,” said Killion. “Our registered nurses are very discrete and they work with families and children and that's the process that we use because we're under umbrella."

West Lafayette Intermediate School Principal Margaret Psarros agrees. She said teachers and nurses have a well-working system.

“We've taught our teachers don't ask a lot of questions if their student is asking to go to the nurse,” said Psarros. “They can go down to the nurse and they have a variety of options there that they could use, that way the child feels comfortable.”

West Lafayette leaders say their decision in providing free menstrual products in city bathrooms is a step in the right direction.

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