School board updates tobacco policy

The Sierra Sands Unified School District’s Board of Education met May 15. The main part of the meeting was devoted to presenting the Rose Awards to outstanding volunteers, awards to site and district Employees of the Year, and service awards to district retirees. (See additional coverage, Section B).

In the board’s regular business, it revised its policies on tobacco-free schools and students, to include prohibition of the use of nicotine-containing products including electronic cigarettes, hookahs and vapor systems.

Board policies on student search and seizure were updated to include the use of metal detectors and contraband dogs.

Completions of contracts were submitted for various projects at Las Flores Elementary School, including relocatable classroom buildings, a relocatable restroom, a kindergarten classroom and alterations to a multipurpose building classroom, office building and fire alarm upgrade.

All are now completed, and the paperwork will be recorded and sent to the state Board of Education, to apply for matching funds from the state School Facility Program.

The board’s next meeting will be on June 19 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.

Story First Published: 2014-05-28