Idaho Ed Board approves beer sales at NAIA World Series

The Idaho State Board of Education has agreed to let Lewis-Clark State College have beer sales at the 2020 Avista NAIA World Series.

The state board this week granted LCSC a partial waiver to one of its policies, which allows for a “pilot beer garden” in the multi-use field directly across Sixth Street from Harris Field. The sale and consumption of beer is limited to the fenced off area and is not be allowed in the stands.

School officials say proceeds from alcohol sales could support LCSC athletics and current Title 9 initiatives at the college.

LCSC has a contract with the NAIA to host the World Series through 2024.

Meanwhile, the Board also approved the first reading of a policy that would remove from tits list of responsibilities the approval of alcohol permits at student athletic events. If passed on second reading, the proposed policy change would instead delegate those responsibilities to the college and university presidents.

Board members have stated they spend too much time on the topic when they should instead be focused on high-level policies to help improve education. (Lewiston Tribune)

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