NEISD - Vaping comes with serious consequences (posted 8/18/23)
(From NEISD website, www.neisd.net)
Parents and guardians, we want you to know about a new state law regarding vaping that will officially go into effect on September 1.
Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 114 into law in June. This new law states that any student with a vape pen, e-cigarette, cartridges, or oils in their possession will result in a Student Code of Conduct violation.
As a result, the student will be removed from class and sent to a disciplinary alternative education program such as the North East Alternative Center or In School Suspension.
To be clear, NEISD does not have any disciplinary discretion here. This is state law, and it officially goes into effect on September 1.
Parents and guardians, please partner with us to ensure your child understands the consequences of vaping. Not only is vaping illegal, but it also comes with harmful health risks and will now result in a major disruption to your child’s education.
You’ll find more information about vaping, our tipline and other health and safety-related topics on our Critical Updates (neisd.net/criticalupdates) page. Anyone can anonymously report drug-related issues to the North East Tip Line (neisd.net/tipline).
It takes all of us to make our kids safe and healthy. Thank you for your partnership and support.
(posted 9/14/23) DEADLINE of 10/31/23