The Washington Parish School Board prohibits the use of any tobacco products by students, employees, or visitors in all buildings, centers, offices, vehicles, schools, or other property under the jurisdiction of the School Board.


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 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.


The Tobacco-Free Schools policy is intended to promote the general welfare of all employees, students, and visitors and to serve as an example to our students that the use of tobacco products is discouraged.






New policy:  May 26, 2011

Revised:  December 7, 2017



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking 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, 40:1291.22

Board minutes, 5-26-11, 12-7-17


Washington Parish School Board