Concord Community Schools last week officially banned the devices when it had a second reading of a revised tobacco use policy.
Items now prohibited on school grounds include electronic, vapor or substitute forms of cigarettes, clove cigarettes or other smoking cigarettes devices for burning tobacco or other substances.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, simulate smoking cigarettes by producing a vaporized solution that contains nicotine and can have the appearance of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
The district for months had been considering the ban, which is also tied to a health initiative, said Concord Superintendent Terri Mileski.
Mileski was not aware of any problems in the district regarding electronic discount cigarette online but said leaders did not want it to become an issue.
Allowing use of the devices could have sent a bad message to students, she said.
“We’re supposed to be promoting and doing what’s best for kids,” Mileski said. “We want to be truly smoke cigarettes and drug free.”
The Western School Board on Tuesday took its first steps to ban electronic buy cigarettes on school grounds when it had a first reading of a revised policy that would restrict the devices. E-cigarettes would be effectively prohibited at Western after a second reading in August.
The policy change for Western and Concord was proposed by Northeast Ohio Learning Associates — a group that works with school districts in Michigan and other states to research and present potential school policies.
The group drafted and proposed language to ban electronic cheap cigarettes at schools because the devices are regulated under the federal Tobacco Control Act.