A Smoke-Free Goldsmith

Did you know that Goldsmith and JCPS are now 100% smoke-free?

Earlier this month the school district released this statement:

All JCPS Campuses Go 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Today
In order for students to achieve, it is important that they have a safe and healthy environment in which to learn. The learning and working environment for students and staff at all Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) campuses just got a little healthier today because effective July 1, 2013, all JCPS campuses are tobacco-free.
The Jefferson County Board of Education approved the revision to the district policy, which had prohibited tobacco use or possession on campus or at school functions. The new policy now applies to everyone, including JCPS employees and parents. No one will be allowed to smoke cigarettes or use any other tobacco products on JCPS property or in district vehicles. The policy will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“This new policy ensures adults will model a tobacco-free lifestyle,” said JCPS Superintendent Donna Hargens. “It also supports health lessons taught in classrooms and will prepare students for workplaces with tobacco-free policies.”
JCPS built its Strategic Plan: Vision 2015 upon nine core values, including partnerships among school, families, and the community that are important to the health and well-being of our students.
The 100-percent tobacco-free policy ensures that students aren’t exposed to secondhand smoke, a leading trigger of asthma attacks, which can lead to lost learning time for students.
For more information, contact Ben Jackey, communications specialist, at 485-3357.

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