ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County school leaders have approved a new policy addressing vaping in schools.
The school board unanimously approved the new policy Thursday night, accord to member Danny Ward.
Under the policy, a first offense would involve a three-day suspension, a warning by an SRO and a parent/guardian meeting. A second offense would result in a five-day suspension, a citation from the SRO and a meeting. A third offense would result in nine-day suspension, citation and meeting. A fourth offense would result in long-term placement at Siam Learning Center, an alternative school in Elizabethton.
The new policy will take effect on January 1 and will be in effect during any school-related event or function.