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SD goes tobacco-free PDF Print E-mail
Written by Denise Freitag Burdette   
Monday, November 12, 2012 5:48 PM

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em- but knock one more place off the list where you can.

After Thanksgiving, South Dearborn Community School campuses should be added to the growing list of places where people are prohibited to use tobacco products.

On July 1, a new state law took effect that banned smoking within 8 feet of most public entrances to public places.

The corporation attorney notified the school board the corporation’s tobacco use policy need to be updated to comply with the new state law, said superintendent Dr. John Mehrle.

“South Dearborn Community School Corporation has recently adopted a Tobacco Free Campus policy, in compliance with state statute, and to protect the well-being and health of our students. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors in/on school buildings, grounds, and  campuses  within our district,” he said.

The policy was adopted after three readings. The policy pass the school board with a 7 to 0 vote, he said.

This policy will be implemented after the Thanksgiving holiday, on Monday, Nov. 26, said Mehrle.  That will give the corporation time to spread the word about the new policy. The information will be included on the corporation web site and in newsletters, he said.

“Most schools already have passed similar policies,” he said.

“We appreciate your cooperation in honoring this policy. Please contact any school office or the district office with questions,” said Mehrle.

Click here to read a copy of the policy.

Last Updated on Monday, November 12, 2012 8:19 PM