Should water bottles be allowed in school?
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Also if you allow kids to have them they will legitimately make the "I need to go to the bathroom" argument all the time and it is bad enough that this happens when you can say hold it but if they are consistently drinking so it likely is true.
Finally I am also assuming you mean reusable bottles because if not the environmental concerns become more important.
Also I do agree that if they where to do it they would have to do it in a way similar to what you said because if you allow students to bring bottles you get concerns of what else is in it. Students have brought vodka in water bottles and it is easy to imagine with the new fruit water packs that they could get away with bringing in other forms of alcohol and say "it's flavoring". I understand most students don't and wouldn't go this far but it only takes a little bit of vodka to make water hard to drink. (Tangent do you think flavor packets should be allowed as well?)
Also I'm pro-free market so giving the schools monopolies is appalling premise. But, in reality I agree ultimately the school does have the right to choose to do it or not and your proposed methods may be good ways of doing that and protecting against my previous paragraphs concerns. But in order to remedy that it would have to be the bulk view which the environmental concerns still come into play because if you allow reusables they still take it home.
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