On July 1, 2016, the Pasco County Schools district-wide smoking ban took effect. The district’s Maintenance Services Department will use a front-end loader to tear down an outdoor structure that was used by some school personnel to smoke during the workday. The superintendent, School Board member, Wellness Committee chair, and DOH in Pasco will share the background that led up to this historic moment and the importance of eliminating all smoking at schools. Destruction of other school-based smoking facilities will follow over the summer so that all schools will be smoke-free when students and staff return for the 2016-2017 school year. To view a video of the demolition visit: https://youtu.be/MTU9FK9-eUc
Thank you Partnership members and SWAT youth for assisting the School District in making this change!