Building and Grounds Management


    FILE: EB

    It shall be the policy of the St. Mary Parish School Board to require that school properties be maintained in good physical condition. The School 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 School Board relative to maintenance needs, safety, utility and attractiveness of school plants and grounds within the school system.

    The School Board shall not be held responsible for any personal items stolen or damaged on school premises. The School 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.


    The St. Mary Parish School Board shall provide a smoke­free/tobacco­free environment. Smoking, carrying a cigar or cigarette, pipe or any other form of smoking object or device, including electronic cigarettes or similar devices, or possessing any lighted tobacco product or any other lighted combustible plant material, or chewing or otherwise consuming any tobacco or tobacco products shall be prohibited in any elementary or secondary school building, school bus or vehicle, or any St. Mary Parish School Board building or facility, or on the campus of any elementary or secondary school property or any other School Board property. School Board property shall include any portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board where any form of School Board business is or may be conducted.

    Communication of Policy

    Visitors shall be informed of this policy through posted signs at the entrances to the grounds of any School Board property and each school and school buildings, and within school vehicles.


    Revised:  October, 2001                                                                                 Revised: November 9, 2006

    Revised:  August, 2002                                                                                   Revised: February 8, 2007

    Revised:  March, 2004                                                                                    Revised: November 14, 2013

    Revised: August, 2005


    Ref:     20 USC 7183  (NCLB Nonsmoking policy for children’s services)

    La. Rev. Stat.

    Ann. §§14:91.7,17:87.6, 17:100.6, 17:151,17:240, 17:416, 40:1300.251,40:1300.252, 40:1300.253,40:1300.256, 40:1300.261,40:1563, 40:1578.6

    Board minutes, 2­9­89, 11­9­89,5­9­91, 11­10­94, 5­9­02, 5­12­05, 11­9­06, 2­8­07, 11­14­13

    St. Mary Parish School Board