Monday, 12 December 2016

CCS - SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY

Policy: It is the policy of the Board of Management of Carndonagh Community School that all of its workplaces and campus are smoke-free and that all pupils and employees have a right to work in a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire school buildings and campus with no exceptions. This policy applies to pupils, parents/guardians, employees, consultants, contractors, customers and visitors.

ALL CIGARETTES INCLUDING E-CIGARETTES ARE BANNED.

The Board of Management at the Meeting of 2nd December 2016, approved the following amendment.
" Due to the associated Health & Safety concerns, the exploitation of pupils, the unravelling of the school's success in ensuring smoke free toilets and the loss of Administrative time, the Sanction for possession / use / sale of e-cigarettes/vapes will be an automatic 2 day suspension with parents requested to meet Principal / Deputy Principal(s) and confirm co-operation prior to return of pupil. Further breach would be a matter for the Board of Management."
The Sanctions will be effective from Monday 12th December after the school community has been advised of the Board's decision. This will be highlighted through Class and Subject teachers informing pupils, Year Group Assemblies, Notice on School website, Letter and Text Messages to Parents / Guardians.

Anti-Smoking Policy Sanction for Pupils: 

  • Automatic 2 day suspension with parents requested to meet Principal / Deputy Principal(s) and confirm co-operation prior to return of pupil. Further breach would be a matter for the Board of Management.

IT IS THE ENTITLEMENT OF ALL PUPILS AND STAFF TO OPERATE IN A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
Approved by Carndonagh Community School Board of Management, 2nd December 2016.

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