Last week a reader asked about smoking policies at Wayland Public Schools.
Specifically, this reader wanted to know in what year Wayland High School did away with its smoking area. While we haven't been able to track down an exact year that the smoking area at WHS went away (we'll keep working on it), we did track down the current smoking policy for all Wayland schools.
Smoking or the use of tobacco within school buildings, in other school facilities or on school property or buses by any individual, including school personnel, is prohibited.
Staff members who violate this policy will be referred to their immediate supervisor.
Additionally, Section J (Students) of the manual features a tobacco policy as well. In this case, School Committee Chair Barb Fletcher explained, the policy title is "Tobacco Use Among Students," but it "extends beyond students to also cover staff and members of the public."
Smoking, chewing, or other use of tobacco products by staff, students, and members of the public shall be banned from all District buildings. All forms of tobacco use shall be prohibited on all District property. In addition, tobacco use by students is banned at all school-sponsored events, even though this use does not take place on school grounds.