According to a vote held Oct. 2 and 3, the Sarasota County Schools Administrative Offices/Landings Complex is now a tobacco-free work site.
According to Article XXXIII of the Instructional Bargaining Unit Collective Bargaining Agreement and Article XXXII of the Classified Bargaining Unit Collective Bargaining Agreement:
Non-school work sites may elect to make their site a tobacco-free environment by a majority secret ballot vote of those casting ballots. A vote will be triggered by a petition sent to the superintendent including 10% or more of the employees assigned to the work site (a work site may be constituted by multiple cost centers housed in the same physical location). There will be no more than one vote per school year. A work site can change its selection by conducting a subsequent vote.
A petition was initiated at the Tuesday, Aug. 7 School Board meeting and was available to employees from Aug. 9 to 31. Thirty-six employees signed the petition to hold a vote, which met the requirement of 10 percent or more of the total number of employees at a site signing the petition.
The secret-ballot vote for or against a Tobacco-Free Landings School Board Complex was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2 and 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brown A/B. Landings employees were notified of the voting opportunities via email. Sixty-two Landings staff members voted and the results are as follows:
Thirty-two (32) employees voted FOR a tobacco-free Sarasota County Schools Administrative Offices/Landings complex.
Thirty (30) employees voted AGAINST a tobacco-free Sarasota County Schools Administrative Offices/Landings complex.
A majority of the Landings employees who voted elected to make the Sarasota County Schools Administrative Offices/Landings Complex a tobacco-free work site. This change is effective immediately.
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