It shall be the policy of the Natchitoches Parish School Board that school properties be maintained in good physical condition; safe, clean, and sanitary, comfortable and convenient in consonance with facilities requirements, and that new facilities be provided when required.  The school system shall be properly staffed and equipped to perform all normal building and grounds maintenance, repair and improvement functions.  Contractual work shall be initiated after School Board approval and in accordance with state statutes for items which are not sufficiently repetitive in nature to justify additional employment of specialized staff or equipment.


The School Board 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 elimination of any safety hazards.


The Superintendent shall be delegated a broad range of administrative and supervisory authority relative to the school system's buildings and grounds program.  Annual 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 Natchitoches Parish School Board shall provide a smoke-free/tobacco-free environment.  The use of any tobacco product, smokeless tobacco, or any smoking object/device, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, advanced personal vaporizers, vape pens, vape mods and similar devices, shall be prohibited on and in all School Board property and vehicles, and at all school-sponsored or school-approved functions.  However, this prohibition shall not be applicable to any tobacco product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale as a tobacco cessation product and which is marketed and sold solely for such purpose.


School Board property shall include any elementary or secondary school buildings or grounds, buildings, portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, vacant land, or any other property owned, operated, or leased by the School Board where any form of School Board business is or may be conducted.


Revised:  February, 2003

Revised:  September, 2006

Revised:  October, 2008

Revised:  November, 2017



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, 40:4, 40:1291.1, 40:1291.2, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11, 40:1291.21, 40:1563, 40:1578.6, 40:1583

Board minutes, 8-7-08


Natchitoches Parish School Board