Monday, October 4, 2010
Pearland ISD receives grant for health, safety education
Pearland Independent School District is helping Texas children avoid a lifetime of health problems thanks to a $6,000 tobacco compliance grant.
The grant from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts helps the district not only educate minors on state tobacco laws but also enforce the law concerning minors’ possession of tobacco.
The state comptroller offers these grants to school districts that have school-based police programs to enforce a health and safety code concerning the sale and distribution of tobacco products to students younger than 18.
Pearland ISD junior high and high school students learn about tobacco laws through periodic announcements and information available in campus libraries and some classrooms.
Thanks to the grant, students also receive educational bookmarks, rulers and T-shirts about tobacco laws and health at district athletic events
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