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GP Vanier Vaping and Tobacco Policy

GP Vanier Vaping and Smoking Policy

 

All public and private kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in B.C. are tobacco and vape-free under the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation. This ban extends to all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether or not school is in session. The ban also includes vehicles, parking lots, sports fields, driveways, courtyards, and private vehicles parked on school property.​ Under the regulation a person must not deal in, sell, offer for sale, distribute, provide, advertise or promote the use of tobacco or vapour products. It also states that a person must not smoke or use tobacco, or hold lighted tobacco/use an e-cigarette, or hold an activated e-cigarette, in or on school property.

 

If a student is found using an e-cigarette or tobacco or holding lighted tobacco or an activated e-cigarette on the school grounds (including the track/sports centre and surrounding forested areas), in violation of the act, the following progressive discipline cycle will apply:

 

Step 1                      -Confiscation of Tobacco or Vapour Products and Paraphernalia

-Parents Contacted, education package #1, meet with Youth & Family Worker

Step 2                     -Confiscation of Tobacco or Vapour Products and Paraphernalia

-Parents Contacted, education package #2, meet with Youth & Family Worker

-Lunchtime Detention

Step 3                      -Confiscation of Tobacco or Vapour Products and Paraphernalia

-Parents Contacted, education package #3, meet with John Howard Outreach

-1 Day Out of School Suspension

Step 4                     -Confiscation of Tobacco or Vapour Products and Paraphernalia

-Parents Contacted, education package #4, meet with John Howard Outreach

-3 Day Out of School Suspension

Step 5                     -Confiscation of Tobacco or Vapour Products and Paraphernalia

-Parents Contacted, meet with John Howard Outreach

-Suspension to the Board of Education

*If this violation of the act happens inside the school buildings discipline will start at Step 4.

*If the violation of the act includes providing, selling or distributing Tobacco or Vapour Products the discipline will start at Step 4.

*Failure to hand over a vape will be considered failure to follow direction from staff and will be dealt with accordingly.

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