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Texas Legislation Results in Uptick of Students in Alternative Schools

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This school year, hundreds of students were transferred to a disciplinary alternative school due to vaping. 

The new Texas law states: “A program of educational and support services may be provided to a student and the student’s parents when the offense involves drugs, e-cigarettes, or alcohol as specified under Section 37.006 or 37.007. A disciplinary alternative education program that provides chemical dependency treatment services must be licensed under Chapter 464, Health and Safety Code.”

It is reported that over 20% of students who were assigned to alternative campuses in 8 different Dallas County School Districts were present because of their use of e-cigarettes. 

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