Archive for Monday, April 12, 2010

Board approves tobacco-free policy

April 12, 2010

What started with a few students has become a district-wide policy.

The Basehor-Linwood School Board Monday night approved, 6-1 with member Wynne Coleman opposed, a plan to make the district tobacco free.

Students in Bobcats Against Destructive Decisions brought the idea to the school board four months ago, citing numerous reasons why students, teachers and the rest of the Basehor-Linwood community would benefit from such a policy.

The policy will begin to be enforced July 1 and will ban all tobacco use, including smokeless tobacco, on school grounds and at all school functions.

To read more on this story, as well as other items discussed Monday at the school board meeting, see Thursday's issue of the Sentinel.

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