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Henrico County schools consider going 100% tobacco-free

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HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)–Henrico County Public Schools is considering a change in their policy concerning tobacco use and smoking on school property.

The school system would like input on the policy proposal.

The proposed policy change has been presented to the school board and is scheduled for a vote at the next scheduled meeting on August 16, 2012.

The proposed policy change states in part that Henrico County Public Schools’ buildings and property will be tobacco-free 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

The use of tobacco products by all school employees and visitors on school property, in school vehicles and at school sponsored events–whether on or off school property–will be prohibited at all times.

If you are the parent of a Henrico County student, your input is welcomed. If you click here, you can access the questionnaire and review the questions.

Responses must be returned by August 6, 2012.

All responses are confidential and are reported in aggregate, not on an individual basis.

If you have any questions pertaining to the policy, the contact is Mychael Dickerson and info can be found at this link.

The current policy can be found here: http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/survey/TobaccoUseonSchoolProperty.html

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