Bartholomew Consolidated schools plan vaping ban

Bartholomew Consolidated Schools are considering a policy to formally ban vaping in the schools.

Individual schools have already been enforcing rules against vaping under existing anti-tobacco and nicotine policies but the school system has not had a district-wide policy, says Dr. Jim Roberts, school superintendent.

The policy change is meant to address changing technology and current trends. Unlike alcohol and cigarettes, which are seeing a decline among students, vaping is on the rise.

Roberts said that coaches of athletic teams have already been taking action against vaping among players.

The school board had a look at the new policy at its meeting earlier this week and will consider it for approval when it meets again on Sept. 9th.