At the Public Board Meeting of November 15, 2016, the Board of Education approved the revision to Policy 804 and it is now called Smoking and Vaping on Board Premises.
In accordance with Section 2.2 of the Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act, in effect September 1, 2016, the use of tobacco and vapour products is banned on all public and private kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in British Columbia. A person must not smoke or use tobacco/e-cigarettes, or hold lighted tobacco/activated e-cigarettes in or on school property.
This ban extends to all school property 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of whether or not school is in session. The ban also includes vehicles, parking lots, sports fields, driveways, courtyards, and private vehicles parked on school property.