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The DeSoto Parish School Board shall provide 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 DeSoto Parish 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.


All vendors, contractors, and others doing business with the School Board shall be informed of this policy.




Any employee who violates these provisions shall be subject to the following penalties:


  1. First offense:  Verbal warning

  2. Second offense:  Written warning

  3. Third offense:  Disciplinary action for employees following established School Board policy.


The employee may also be referred to a tobacco-cessation counseling service.


Approved:  November, 2003

Revised:  November, 2006

Revised:  February 1, 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, 12-1-94, 11-2-06, 2-1-18


DeSoto Parish School Board