It shall be the policy of the Richland Parish School Board to require that school properties be maintained in good physical condition.  The Board, therefore, shall instruct the Superintendent to assure that all normal building and grounds maintenance, repairs and improvement functions are an integral part of the administration of the school system, including the regular evaluation for any safety hazards.


The Superintendent shall be vested with a broad range of administrative and supervisory authority relative to the school system's buildings and grounds program.  Regular reports shall be made available to the Board relative to maintenance needs, safety, utility and attractiveness of school plants and grounds within the school system.


The Board shall not be held responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged on school premises.  The Board shall require principals and/or persons in charge of public school property to prohibit the use, sale, or possession of alcoholic beverages on public school property.




Vacant and/or unoccupied premises owned by the School Board shall be properly secured and maintained to prevent unauthorized trespass or injury to the general public.  It shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or his/her designee to assure that any vacant and/or unoccupied property of the School Board has limited access for authorized personnel only and the grounds are maintained regularly.




Smoking, carrying a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other form of smoking object or device, or possessing any lighted tobacco product or any other lighted combustible plant material shall be prohibited in any elementary or secondary school building, on the campus of any elementary or secondary school, any building on the campus, and on all school buses.  Smoking, carrying a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other form of smoking object or device shall be prohibited in buildings and on the grounds of any other School Board property, except in outdoor areas specifically designated as smoking areas by the building administrator.


Chewing or otherwise consuming any tobacco or tobacco product in any elementary or secondary school building, or any building located on the property of any elementary or secondary school, or on any school bus transporting students shall be strictly prohibited.


Revised:  December, 2006



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Non-smoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:91.7, 17:87.6, 17:100.6, 17:151, 17:240, 17:416, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21, 40:1563, 40:1578.6, 40:1583

Board minutes, 12-12-06


Richland Parish School Board