Policy Alert: Vaping references added to sample policies

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Policy Alert: Vaping references added to sample policies

References to vaping marked the changes in two sample policies.


Sample policies AEA: Tobacco and Vaping Free Schools and JFC: Student Conduct received edits by the ASBSD policy team.


“Changes made to sample policy AEA: Tobacco and Vaping Free Schools included a prohibition for vaping, as well as the prohibition of distribution or sale of tobacco or vaping products, and the policies title was changed to Tobacco and Vaping Free Schools,” ASBSD Director of Policy & Legal Services Jessica Filler said.


Filler added the amendment to sample policy JFC: Student Conduct added vaping product to the list of prohibited student conduct.



The sample policy and regulation can be found online through ASBSD’s Policy Services website. For questions related to the policies, contact Filler at jfiller@asbsd.org or at 605-773-2513.


To access the ASBSD Policy Services website, school board members and administrators must login at http://policy.asbsd.org. Your district’s login and password information has been previously provided to your district’s administration. Once logged in, you will need to answer simple security question.


If you are not able to access the ASBSD Policy Services website, please contact your district’s administration or ASBSD Policy Services Associate Kay Thompson-Tieszen at kay@asbsd.org.


Note: For ASBSD member schools who are Online Policy Services subscribers you may access a PDF copy of the modifications made to these policies through your school districts online policy site, simply choose the ASBSD Communications option under the Policies tab.


Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington Springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).

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