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All property of the Monroe City School Board, including outdoor facilities, shall be 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 Monroe City 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 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.


Additionally, during the loading, unloading or transport of students, or during any school sponsored activity where students are present, no cigarettes, cigars, smoking paraphernalia or other tobacco products, whether chewing tobacco, snuff or otherwise, shall be displayed or placed so that those products are observable by any student during the participation by students in school or school related activities or transportation for those purposes.


Any person who violates these provisions shall be disciplined in accordance with statutory provisions and School Board policies, and may be referred to a tobacco-cessation counseling service.


Revised:  January 23, 2018



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Non-smoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:240, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21

Board minutes, 1-23-18


Monroe City School Board