During its Aug. 10 board briefing, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees discussed amending the existing Student Code of Conduct to align with the recently passed Texas House Bill 114 (HB114).
Currently, the possession, use, or delivery of an electronic cigarette, commonly referred to as a vape, is considered a Level II Offense in the Student Code of Conduct. If approved by the board, the possession, use, or delivery of an electronic cigarette would be upgraded to a Level III Mandatory Offense.
The Board of Trustees will vote on the proposed amendment during its Aug. 24 meeting. If approved, the change will be integrated into the Dallas ISD Student Code of Conduct for the upcoming school year, effective Sept. 1.
An e-cigarette is defined as “an electronic cigarette/cartridge or other device that simulates smoking by using a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit to deliver nicotine or other substances to the individual inhaling from the device.”
HB114 was passed on June 13, 2023.