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It shall be the policy of the Acadia Parish School Board to require that school properties be maintained in good physical condition.  The School Board, therefore, shall instruct the Superintendent to assure that all normal building and grounds maintenance, repairs and improvement functions are an integral part of the administration of the school system, including the regular evaluation for any safety hazards.


The Superintendent shall be delegated a broad range of administrative and supervisory authority relative to the school system's buildings and grounds program.  Annual reports shall be made available to the School Board relative to maintenance needs, safety, utility and attractiveness of school plants and grounds within the school system.


The School Board shall not be held responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged on school premises.  The School Board shall require principals and/or persons in charge of public school property to prohibit the use, sale, or possession of alcoholic beverages on public school property.




Vacant and/or unoccupied premises owned by the School Board shall be properly secured and maintained to prevent unauthorized trespass or injury to the general public.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to assure that any vacant and/or unoccupied property of the School Board has limited access for authorized personnel only and the grounds are maintained regularly.




Loitering on campuses of schools under the jurisdiction of the Acadia Parish School Board and the operation of motor-driven vehicles in unauthorized areas thereon is prohibited.  The cooperation of the public and of local officials in this matter is solicited in the interest of safety and the protection of school property.  "NO LOITERING" signs are to be displayed in all schools.




No person shall smoke or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other form of smoking object or device, on any school property.  Smoking means the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other lighted tobacco product, including but not limited to e-cigs, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers, vape pens, vape mods.


No person shall smoke, chew, inhale, ingest or absorb or otherwise consume any tobacco or tobacco product in any elementary or secondary school building, nor shall any student or school employee smoke, chew, inhale, or absorb, or otherwise consume any tobacco product on any other school property; 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.


The use of tobacco or any tobacco product is prohibited on any school bus or school vehicle transporting students attending any elementary or secondary school.


School property means school grounds, playgrounds, premises, and property, including but not limited to land, improvements, and school facilities located on the property of any elementary or secondary school.  School property also means any school vehicle used for the provision of academic and extracurricular programs and administration at any elementary or secondary school.


Smoking, carrying a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other form of smoking object or device shall be prohibited in buildings and on the grounds of any other School Board property not located on the property of an elementary or secondary school, except in outdoor areas specifically designated as smoking areas by the building administrator.


Revised:  December 4, 2006

Revised:  November 5, 2018



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children’s Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§14:91.7, 17:87.6, 17:100.6, 17:151, 17:240, 17:416, 40:4, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21, 40:1563, 40:1578.6, 40:1583

Board minutes, 5-30-86, 6-6-94, 12-4-06, 11-5-18


Acadia Parish School Board