Author: Randell Mauricio
The Portage School Division can be called stable compared to the disagreements the Winnipeg School Division's board is having regarding smoking on school property.  

Here in Portage, smoking is restricted on all school grounds and vehicles, and it's a policy school board chairman Dennis Hallick believes has been in place for over ten years.  He says the division feels strongly about the ban, although there's the odd student who complains about it.  

If the Winnipeg School Division doesn't follow through with the butt ban, Hallick feels they'll have good reason not to -- although he' d be in favor of it if he were in their shoes.  

There's only a handful of divisions left in the province that allow smoking on school property.