(Aurora, Ind.) - South Dearborn Community Schools have adopted new smoke-free campus rules.
Superintendent John Mehrle says the district’s policy now reflects requirements of Indiana’s statewide smoking ban passed by lawmakers earlier this year. The updated policy was unanimously approved by the school board November 5.
“No students, staff member or a school visitor shall use, smoke, inhale, ingest, dip, or chew tobacco in any form at any time, including non-school hours, on school premises, or while participating in any school activity off campus, or in conjunction with the use of any school vehicle,” the newly adopted rules state.
The new anti-tobacco policy goes into effect after Thanksgiving break.
Mehrle says many other Indiana school districts have adopted a similar policy.