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Amendment to Crandall ISD District of Innovation Plan for 2023-24 School Year

Amendment to Crandall ISD District of Innovation Plan for 2023-24 School Year

Crandall ISD has determined an amendment to its current District of Innovation Plan is necessary based on the passage of HB 114 during the 88th Regular Legislative Session.

Discipline for Use or Possession of an E-Cigarette

Texas Education Code § 37.006(a)(2)(C-2) requires that a student be removed from class and placed in a disciplinary alternative education placement (DAEP) if the student possesses, uses, sells, gives, or delivers to another person an e-cigarette, as defined by Section 161.081 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

Rationale for Exemption

  • An exemption from this requirement allows Crandall ISD to distinguish between a student’s possession of an e-cigarette or vape product that contains nicotine from one that contains Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). An exemption allows for the District to determine appropriate local consequences for the possession of such devices.

Benefit of Exemption for CISD

  • While Crandall ISD remains committed to addressing the possession or use of e-cigarettes or vape devices, the exemption will provide CISD the benefit of addressing possession of e-cigarettes or vape products that contain nicotine through progressive consequences and required awareness programs before removing a student from class and placing the student in a DAEP. 

Local Guidelines

  • Possession, use, selling, giving or delivering to another person an e-cigarette or vape device that contains any amount of THC will remain a mandatory DAEP offense.
  • The local guidelines for possession, use, selling, giving or delivering to another person an e-cigarette or vape device that contains nicotine will be addressed in the Crandall ISD Student Code of Conduct and approved by the Board of Trustees annually.

You can also find this information on our District of Innovation page.