Peoria Board of Education approves lawsuit against e-cigarettes, online training system

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PEORIA, Ill.– The Peoria Public School District will be joining other districts in a class action lawsuit against e-cigarettes. Board members said there have been several incidents of e-cigarette or Juul usage in the district, adding that they want to be part of this effort to bring greater awareness to this issue and promote safety and healthy habits to our students.

The Board of Education Monday approved the filing of a lawsuit against the manufacture, advertising; and sale of JUULE, e-cigarettes, and vaping devices. Schools in the district have had several incidents of e-cigarette usages.

At this time, the board is not seeking any specific damages.

Also during the meeting, board leaders approved a three-year contract with EvalWise. This online system is a paperless way to provide training and teaching evaluations. This will cost $78,455.00 that will come out of district funds.

This story will be updated.

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