HUGHESVILLE - Smoking and chewing tobacco products is an age-old prohibition at East Lycoming School District, and this school year is no different.
On Tuesday, the school board - absent Diane Santo and Renee Laychur - approved Superintendent Michael Pawlik's recommended policy revisions regarding tobacco use.
Smoking tobacco products or chewing tobacco is prohibited on any school grounds, including school buses and stadiums, board President Richard Michael said.
The rule covers adults who light up or stick a pinch between their cheek and gum, too.
"Although that's sometimes hard to enforce," Michael said.
The penalties for smoking or chewing tobacco may result in discipline, but for the adults who visit the district, of course, it's a gentle reminder, according to Michael.
In another matter, David Maciejewski, district business manager, said the work at Renn Elementary School in Lairdsville and the high school to make the buildings more energy-efficient and compliant with handicapped accessibility regulations is ongoing and should be completed by the time students return in two weeks.
The Hughesville High School Spartan gymnasium floor is a marvel to behold, according to Maciejewski and Pawlik. Board members recent took a tour of the hardwood floor redo.
The district reopens for students on Aug. 29 and first will hold teacher in-service training days on Aug. 24 and 25.