House Bill 114
The Texas Legislature recently enacted HB 114 requiring all school districts to implement mandatory disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) placement for students found in possession of, using, selling, giving, or delivering e-cigarettes or vaping devices on school grounds or at a school-related event.
Vaping Comes With Serious Consequences
Monday, August 21, 2023
To Our Uvalde CISD Parents and Guardians, We hope this email finds you well. We are writing to inform you about a new law that was passed by the 88th Texas Legislature this summer. House Bill 114 states that a student shall be removed from class and placed in a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) for possession of any e-cigarette (vaping device) on or within 300 feet of school property.
Effective September 1, 2023, UCISD will be obligated to place any student found to be in possession of a vaping device in the District Alternative Education Program (DAEP), regardless of the content in the device. We want to ensure that all parents and guardians know this new law and its implications for our students. We encourage you to talk to your child about the dangers of vaping and the importance of following school rules and regulations. We also ask that you please remind them that possession of a vaping device on or near school property is not only against the law but also against UCISD policies. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s campus or central office at 830-278-6655. We are committed to creating a safe and healthy learning environment for all of our students.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.