At the December 21, 2017 Board of Education meeting, the Board of Education approved an amendment to Katonah-Lewisboro’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct was updated to include language related to vaping and the use of an electronic cigarette or a vape device. The changes may be found in the following sections of the Code of Conduct:
Section IV – Prohibited Student Conduct (Part D)
Smoking a cigarette, cigar, pipe, using an electronic cigarette or vape device, using chewing or smokeless tobacco or using inappropriate substances.
Possessing, consuming, selling, distributing, and/or exchanging alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, drug paraphernalia, tobacco products or electronic cigarette or vape paraphernalia (including devices, cartridges/capsules, and related materials).
Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal substances. “Illegal substances” include, but are not limited to, inhalants, cannabis (marijuana), cannabis products including vape cartridges/capsules/oil, cocaine, LSD, PCP, amphetamines, heroin, steroids,synthetic cannabinoids, look-alike drugs, and any substances commonly referred to as “designer drugs.”
Section XIII – Smoking and Tobacco Use
Each school of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District is a non-vaping, non-smoking, tobacco free campus. For purpose of this provision, non-vaping shall refer to the prohibition of the use of any smoking device (electronic cigarette or vape device). Pursuant to Federal and New York State law, smoking, vaping and tobacco use is forbidden. No person, including visitors, shall vape, smoke, use tobacco, and no student shall possess tobacco products or electronic cigarette or vape paraphernalia (including devices, cartridges/capsules, and related materials), on school grounds (i.e., any school facility, building, structure, and surrounding outside grounds within the school’s property), at school sponsored activities and field trips, or on school buses or other vehicles transporting children.
Please take a moment to carefully review these changes and acknowledge receipt of the amended Code of Conduct, by Friday, February 2nd. Thank you.
A PDF of the revised document is also available on the District website, within Departments - Technology - Resources.