ERIC Number: ED309568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Step by Step to Smoke-Free Schools.
VanSciver, James H.; Roberts, H. Earl
Updating School Board Policies, v20 n7 p1-3 Jul-Aug 1989
This ERIC digest discusses ways of effectively banning smoking in schools so that controversies do not continue after implementation of the policy. By advocating a process approach, the document cites steps taken by the Lake Forest School Board to prohibit smoking in and around school grounds. Step one involved committee planning involving representatives from all the smoking and nonsmoking adult school publics. Step two involved feedback from groups potentially affected by a smoke-free schools policy. A trial balloon or run to test the policy's effectiveness comprised step three. Step four was a survey of smoker and nonsmoker attitudes toward the new policy. Step five involved official policy implementation through school board approval. In addition, this article reviews successfully implemented antismoking legislation in public places and in schools and lists the medical risks involved in continued smoking in public places and in schools. (JAM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Educational Policies Service.