She said she wanted to remove “ambiguity” from the policy and make it more up-to-date and comprehensive.
The revised policy would position APS as a leader when it comes to student health, said school board member Cynthia Briscoe Brown, who heads the policy committee.
“We are trying to make it clear that we don’t much care what you call it but we’re not going to let you do it,” she said, at a Nov. 25 committee meeting.
Students who violate the drug and alcohol policy are subject to penalties up to and including suspension or expulsion and arrest and prosecution.
The policy was last revised in 2013, according to board documents.
The student code of conduct already specifically prohibits vaping and bars the possession and use of "cigarette look-alikes" such as electronic cigarettes.