CV School District bans e-cigarettes
SILVER SPRING TWP. — The Cumberland Valley School Board unanimously approved a series of policy revisions Monday night banning the use of electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and similar products on the district campus.
The change was not triggered by any specific incidents, rather, it was based on the Pennsylvania School Boards Association’s recommendation to update policies to reflect changes in technology, Superintendent Fred Withum said.
“It’s a pretty simple change, but we wanted to make sure that was addressed and updated,” Assistant Superintendent Steve Kirkpatrick said.
Also changed were policies applying to employees, which will now state that a violation of district policy on tobacco use could result in disciplinary action, as well as legal penalties for violating state and federal law.