No Smoke, No Vape: Dallas ISD, Frisco ISD get tough on Student Code of Conduct, crackdown on vaping in students

Dallas, Texas – In an unambiguous move to fortify its stance against vaping on educational premises, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees has undertaken a meticulous overhaul of its Student Code of Conduct. This revision synchronizes the code with the stipulations laid out in Texas House Bill 114.

The new Student Code of Conduct in Dallas ISD is becoming effective September 1

Effective as of September 1, 2023, any student found in possession of vaporizing apparatuses on school property, within a 300-foot perimeter of the educational institution, or during school-sanctioned events will be subject to a formal placement in the Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP).

Under the aegis of this newly instated policy, a designated administrative authority from the student’s home campus shall convene a thorough conference or hearing to evaluate the circumstances. This administrator, bearing responsibility for supervising the student’s academic trajectory, will orchestrate the transfer to the DAEP.

Students caught to violate the vaping ban will face a Level III Mandatory Placement within the DAEP

In the instance of an inaugural transgression, violators will face a Level III Mandatory Placement within the DAEP, contingent upon the successful completion of a five-day substance abuse program. Additionally, reintegration to the student’s home campus is permitted only upon the fulfillment of a half-day orientation, mandatorily attended by the parents or legal guardians of the pupil in question.

A recurrent violation precipitates another Level III Mandatory Placement in the DAEP, albeit with more stringent conditions. The student is obligated to complete the entirety of the DAEP’s duration and will benefit—or perhaps more aptly, endure—additional, escalated interventions targeting substance abuse. In this scenario, a parental attendance at a specialized session on substance abuse is non-negotiable.

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To facilitate a frictionless transition, the DAEP’s dedicated team will meticulously oversee both the intake process and the orientation for students and parents alike. Individuals seeking further clarification or supplementary information regarding these recent changes are encouraged to directly engage with the Office of Student Engagement and Support.

Learn more about updated Dallas Independent School District Student Code of Conduct here

Frisco ISD also updated its Student Code of Conduct enforcing vaping ban

In a unanimous decision on August 14, Frisco ISD’s school board approved significant updates to its student code of conduct for the 2023-24 academic year, bringing the district into compliance with new state vaping laws. The policy change comes ahead of the September 1 effective date of House Bill 114, a statewide law requiring students caught with e-cigarettes or vaping devices within 300 feet of school property to be placed in the district’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP).

Parents should be aware that students caught with vaping devices will face a mandatory 10-day placement in the DAEP, located at the Student Opportunity Center. During this period, students will be barred from attending school-sponsored events, participating in athletics or other extracurricular activities, and entering any district property other than the center itself. In addition to vaping, the updated code of conduct now includes a clause targeting marijuana products. Students found in possession of hemp, CBD, or THC without a legal prescription will also be placed in the DAEP.

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