School District Updating No-Smoking Policy to Include No-Vaping
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School Board is reviewing two policies – one to do with smoking and vaping, the other with student conduct.
A staff report has recommended a proposed revision to the district’s no smoking or vaping policy be approved for distribution to reference groups for input.
This after senior administration identified concerns regarding progressive discipline and other language within the existing policy.
A working group of elementary and secondary administrators was convened for the review and to provide recommendations for the draft policy.
The revisions call for all school buildings and grounds and all other district property to be smoke-free and vape-free..
The updated policy would also ban the smoking or vaping in any district vehicles. Revisions to the policy are required to reflect provincial legislation passed in September.
The board will also consider distributing the district’s updated Student Code of Conduct Policy to reference groups for input.
The existing policy required updating to bring the school district policy in alignment with provincial standards, including the Human Rights Code.
Both matters will go be before trustees at tonight’s monthly board meeting. It starts at 7 p.m.