House Bill 114 (HB 114) has been enacted during the 88th Texas Legislature to respond to the increasing concerns around e-cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, and THC related products amongst our youth. The Bill mandates that a student who uses or possesses an e-cigarette on or within a 300-feet radius of any school premises, will be immediately removed, and placed in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP). You can access the full version of the Bill here: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/88R/billtext/pdf/HB00114F.pdf
Duncanville ISD will fully enforce this law. Parents are encouraged to discuss the implications of this new law with your children, emphasizing the importance of adhering to school policies and laws for their own welfare and for the betterment of the school community.
Duncanville ISD strives to prevent substance abuse among youth by educating parents, students, and other stakeholders on the dangers of drug use and ways to prevent drug use among youth.
The district has partnered with Youth 180 to provide drug prevention and education for students. Youth 180 works with school counselors to identify and refer students for services in addition to providing educational classes from the evidence-based prevention curriculum to students during the school day. They provide informative sessions as requested on topics related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
The district also works with the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority to educate parents, students, and employees on drug prevention and mental health.
Contact your school counselor if you believe that your child has a substance abuse problem and you are seeking help.
Click on the links below to learn more about the dangers of drug use, including vaping and e-cigarettes.
Vaping and E-Cigarette Parent Resources
- How to Educate Students about the Dangers of Vaping
- How to Spot Stealth and Disposable E-Cigarettes
- How To Discuss E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Addiction With Youth
- Tips to Help Teens Stay Nicotine-Free
- Helping Student Athletes Avoid Vaping
- Vaping Misconceptions
- Vaping Misconceptions (Spanish)
- “The Risks of Vaping” Student Magazine
- “The Risks of Vaping” Student Magazine Spanish
- Talk to Your Kids about the Risks of Vaping
- The Ugly Truth About Vaping- American Heart Association
- Know the Risk: E-cigarettes and Young People - U.S. Surgeon General
- Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults - CDC
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Fentanyl Fact Sheet (PDF)
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