STUDENT USE OF TOBACCO
Student possession or 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 Bossier School Board property and vehicles, and at all school-sponsored or school-approved functions. 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.
Parental permission to use tobacco shall not exempt the student from the provisions of state law or the School Board policy.
The disciplinary action to be implemented when a student violates School Board policy regarding use of tobacco is in compliance with the guidelines outlined in the student/parent handbook.
Students using or possessing tobacco on school grounds, at school
functions or on a school bus or School Board owned vehicle shall be
subject to disciplinary action and penalties which may be imposed
by state law.
Students using tobacco on school grounds shall be referred to
the school’s health provider for tobacco intervention.
The disciplinary action for smoking on school grounds, in school
buildings or when riding school buses could result in suspension either
out of school or in the Guided Alternative to Suspension Program (GASP)
and subject the student additional penalties.
The disciplinary action for the possession and/or use of tobacco products, matches or cigarette lighters on any school property could result in suspension either out of school or in the Guided Alternative to Suspension Program (GASP).
Revised: February 15, 2018
Ref: 20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children’s Services)
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:240, 17:416, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21
Board minutes, 2-15-18
Bossier Parish School Board