Cf: E-1.1a, E-1.2a
Cf: E-1.5, E-2.6, F-12.1
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MANAGEMENT
It shall be the policy of the Central Community School Board to require that school properties be maintained in good physical and sanitary condition. The School Board, therefore, shall instruct the Superintendent to assure that all normal building and grounds maintenance, repairs and improvement functions are an integral part of the administration of the school system, including the regular evaluation for any safety hazards.
The Superintendent shall be vested with a broad range of administrative and supervisory authority relative to the school system's buildings and grounds program. Regular reports shall be made available to the School Board relative to maintenance needs, sanitary condition, safety, utility and attractiveness of school plants and grounds within the school system.
The School Board shall not be held responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged on school premises. The School Board shall require principals and/or persons in charge of public school property to prohibit the use, sale, or possession of alcoholic beverages on public school property.
VACANT AND/OR UNOCCUPIED BUILDINGS
Vacant and/or unoccupied premises owned by the School Board shall be properly secured and maintained to prevent unauthorized trespass or injury to the general public. It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to assure that any vacant and/or unoccupied property of the School Board has limited access for authorized personnel only and the grounds are maintained regularly.
SMOKING/TOBACCO USE ON SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY
All property of the Central Community School Board shall be declared a smoke-free/tobacco-free environment.
The use of any tobacco product, smokeless tobacco, or any smoking object/device, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers, vape pens, vape mods and similar devices, shall be prohibited on and in all School Board property and vehicles, and at all school-sponsored or school-approved functions. However, this prohibition shall not be applicable to any tobacco product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product and which is marketed and sold solely for such purpose.
School Board property shall include any elementary or secondary school grounds or buildings, any portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any other property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board.
Tobacco advertising shall also be prohibited in school buildings, at school functions, and in all school publications.
Communication of Policy
Visitors shall be informed of this policy through posted signs at the entrances to the grounds of any School Board property and each school and school buildings, and within school vehicles.
RESTRICTED USE OF SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY
All types of skating, including, but not limited to rollerblading, skateboarding, inline skating, and bicycling shall be prohibited on Central Community School Board property, including, but not limited to schools, satellite administrative buildings, and maintenance buildings, including the parking areas of said facilities. Violators shall be prosecuted for trespassing.
This policy does not apply to such activities when they are sponsored and supervised by a school; students who ride bicycles to school when they are on the property during school hours; and others on official School Board business during business hours.
Revised: January 22, 2018
Ref: 20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children’s Services)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§14:91.7, 17:87.6, 17:100.6, 17:151, 17:240, 17:416, 40:4, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21, 40:1563, 40:1578.6, 40:1583
Louisiana Sanitary Code, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Board minutes, 1-22-18
Central Community School Board