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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 St. John the Baptist Parish School Board property and vehicles, and at all school-sponsored or school-approved functions.


School Board property shall include any elementary or secondary school buildings or grounds, buildings, portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any other property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board.


All tobacco products are also prohibited at school-sponsored functions (e.g. field trips, athletic events, proms, dances, promotional activities, etc.) including those away from school property.


Parental permission to smoke does not exempt a student from this policy.  Violations shall subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action.


In addition to disciplinary action, those students who are found in violation of this policy shall be referred to the school’s health provider (Nurse, Health Center, or Social Worker) for a tobacco intervention.  The school’s health provider shall have the option of referring the student to the Fax to Quit Louisiana Program, coordinated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Tobacco Control Program, which refers the student to the Louisiana Quit-line, a free counseling service done over the phone for tobacco cessation.


Adopted:  September 21, 1978 Revised:  January 12, 2012
Revised:  September, 1994 Revised:  February 22, 2018



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Non-smoking 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, 7-21-94, 1-12-12, 2-22-18


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board