E-Cigarettes on Campus
During the 88th Legislative Session, amendments to several house bills were made that impact procedures here at Sanger Independent School District.
One of these amendments is to HB114, which states that it is now mandatory for any student who possesses, sells, gives, or delivers to another person an e-cigarette be removed from class and placed in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP).
As stated in the Sanger ISD Code of Conduct, “The district does not permit a student who is placed in a DAEP to participate in any school sponsored or school-related extracurricular or co-curricular activity, including seeking or holding honorary positions and/or membership in school-sponsored clubs and organizations.” This includes, but is not limited to, proms, graduation activities, athletics, and fine arts. Additionally, as stated in the Code of Conduct and Board Policy FNA(LOCAL), students who receive disciplinary placement during any part of the spring semester are not eligible to speak at graduation activities.
Any elementary student who possesses, sells, gives or delivers to another person an e-cigarette will receive the following discipline:
1st offense - 15-day placement with a 10-day review and a citation
2nd offense - 30-day placement with a 15-day review and a citation
3rd offense - 45-day placement with a 20-day review and a citation
Any secondary student who possesses, sells, gives or delivers to another person an e-cigarette will receive the following discipline:
1st offense - 30-day placement with a 15-day review and a citation
2nd offense - 45-day placement with a 30-day review and a citation
3rd offense - 60-day placement with a 45-day review and a citation
4th + offense - Placement for the remainder of the year without review and a citation
While in DAEP students will be required to complete an online certified course related to tobacco/e-cigarette offenses.
We are asking for your help. Please take some time to first talk with your student about the dangers of using any form of tobacco, e-cigarette, or THC concentrated products. We realize that it may be a difficult and even controversial subject to bring up for some. However, our greatest concern is for the health and safety of our students. Lastly, please discuss with your student the consequences associated with possessing, selling, giving or delivering to another person an e-cigarette.
We appreciate and help in maintaining a safe learning environment for all students.