Student possession or use of any tobacco product, smokeless tobacco, or any smoking object/device, including electronic cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers, vape pens, vape mods and similar devices, shall be prohibited on and in all Avoyelles 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 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.




Violations shall subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action and the student may also be referred to cessation counseling services.


Students under the age of eighteen (18) who are found with tobacco products on school grounds, on a school bus, or at a school related activity shall be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies for prosecution under state law.




Parents and students shall be informed of this policy through written notice, student handbooks, and policy manuals.


Revised:  January 8, 2013

Revised:  December 4, 2017



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:91.8, 17:240, 17:416, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21

Board minutes, 1-20-98, 7-7-98, 1-8-13, 12-4-17


Avoyelles Parish School Board