At Monday night's Board of Education meeting, Milford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser presented a proposal prepared by which suggests revisions to the school's current ban on smoking.
Dr. Feser noted that Milford Schools' present policy only prohibits smoking "while school is in session."
"We want to create complete smoke-free environments," said Dr. Feser.
Specific Updates to Policy
Feser emphasized that the updated policy would focus on adults.
The language of the proposal is fairly thorough:
Employees of the Milford Board of Education and all other adults are prohibited from smoking at any time in school buildings, on school property, on school buses, vans, or any school-provided transportation, or at any school-sponsored activity. Smoking is also prohibited at any time in any offices assigned to, or any areas used by Board of Education personnel, and at public meetings held under the auspices of the Board of Education.
Board of Education member Susan Glennon asked who would enforce this policy at a sporting event.
Dr. Feser responded that there would be signs posted and hopefully "peer pressure" amongst adults.
BOE member Dora Kubek proposed adding e-cigarettes to the ban.
The legal reference for the policy is Connecticut General Statute 19a-342: "Smoking prohibited in certain places. Signs required. Penalties."
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