It shall be the policy of the Plaquemines Parish School Board to require that school properties be maintained in good physical condition.  The Board, therefore, shall instruct the Superintendent to assure that all normal building and grounds maintenance, repairs and improvement functions are an integral part of the administration of the school system, including the regular evaluation for any safety hazards.


The Superintendent shall be vested with a broad range of administrative and supervisory authority relative to the school system's buildings and grounds program.  Regular reports shall be made available to the School Board relative to maintenance needs, safety, utility and attractiveness of school plants and grounds within the school system.


The School Board shall not be held responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged on school premises.  The School Board shall require principals and/or persons in charge of public school property to prohibit the use, sale, or possession of alcoholic beverages on public school property.




Vacant and/or unoccupied premises owned by the School Board shall be properly secured and maintained to prevent unauthorized trespass or injury to the general public.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to assure that any vacant and/or unoccupied property of the School Board has limited access for authorized personnel only and the grounds are maintained regularly.




The Plaquemines Parish School Board shall provide a smoke-free/tobacco-free environment.  Smoking, carrying a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other form of smoking object or device, chewing, or otherwise consuming any tobacco or tobacco products shall be prohibited in any elementary or secondary school building, vehicle, or any School Board building or facility, or on the campus of any elementary or secondary school property or any School Board property.


Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products.


Smoking refers to inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of any lighted or heated tobacco product, as well as non-tobacco smoking substances and smoking instruments (e.g. electronic cigarettes).


School Board property shall include any portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board where any form of School Board business is or may be conducted.


Revised:  April, 2010

Adopted:  November 1, 2010

Revised:  August 4, 2014



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:91.7, 17:87.6, 17:100.6, 17:151, 17:240, 17:416, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21, 40:1563, 40:1578.6, 40:1583

Board minutes, 4-2-07, 11-1-10, 8-4-14


Plaquemines Parish School Board