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Suspension or tobacco ed class?

Following a request from local Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) members, the Taylor County School Board is considering changing its district tobacco policy to give students who are caught with tobacco products on campus the option of cessation education programs instead of suspensions.

The SWAT students, along with representatives from the Tobacco Prevention Program at the Taylor County Health Department, first approached the board in August, requesting they consider adopting the final two points to complete a recommended 12-point comprehensive plan.

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