EMPLOYEE TOBACCO USE
Because tobacco is such a debilitating health concern, all property of the Central Community School Board shall be essentially 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 Central Community 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 property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board.
Also prohibited shall be items such as lighters or clothing with tobacco logos that might contribute or promote tobacco use and acceptability.
COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
Violations shall subject an employee to appropriate disciplinary action and the employee may be referred to cessation counseling services.
COMMUNICATION OF POLICY
Employees shall be informed of this policy through written notice, policy manuals, and orientation training.
Revised: January 8, 2018
Ref: 20 USC 6083 (Non-Smoking Policy for Children’s Services)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:240, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21
Board minutes, 1-8-18
Central Community School Board