LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – When students return to Jefferson County Public Schools in August, they will have an updated set of rules.
The Board of Education approved a new student support and behavior intervention handbook as well as a new student Bill of Rights.
Among those changes, clarifying physical contact with staff members in regard to striking and adding a new language about terroristic threatening to be in line with state regulations.
Board member Chris Brady was the only vote against the handbook, saying he wished there was stronger language about discipline for students who distribute e-cigarette cartridges and devices.
“Considering how addictive these devices are, you could be faced with the harshest penalty possible. I know as a parent, I don’t want my kids to become addicted to nicotine as a result of them going to school,” he said.
Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio says the district is actively working on education and prevention geared toward e-cigarettes.