By Gary Lloyd
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Board of Education on Thursday approved of prohibiting e-cigarettes and vaping devices, and added a new policy that requires adult sex offenders to notify principals before attending any K-12 activity.
The changes to the tobacco policy expand the definition of prohibited tobacco products on school property to include “electronic cigarettes, vape pens, hookah pens, e-hookahs, vape pipes and any similar type of device designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals via inhalation.”
The sex offender policy requires sex offenders to cooperate with any monitoring of their presence on school property, and to immediately report to the principal when attending a school activity.
The policy states that a school activity is any “activity sponsored by a school in which students in grades K-12 are the primary intended audience.”
Trussville City Schools recently approved the same policy.
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