Ford County drops proposed English-only policy

FORD COUNTY, Kansas – Over the last few weeks, Ford County commissioners have been looking into the possibility of an English-only policy for all county workers.

The purpose was to streamline the workplace and create a safer and more efficient environment.

But after their most recent commissioner meeting, the county has decided to drop the proposed policy.

The proposal sparked a lot of discussion in and around the community and county leaders say they took the feedback into consideration before making their decision.

Ultimately, commissioners say they couldn’t find enough evidence of a problem to pass that kind of policy.

“I’m not gonna stand down for political correctness,” said Shawn Tasset, a Ford County commissioner. “If we have a need and that policy fills that need I’m gonna cash my vote for it. But in this particular instance it did not meet those parameters.”

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