BOARD POLICY - 3513.3
The Governing Board recognizes that the health hazards associated with smoking and the use of tobacco products, including the breathing of second-hand smoke, are inconsistent with its goal to provide a healthy environment for students and staff.
The Board prohibits the use of tobacco products at any time in district-owned or leased buildings, on district property, and in district vehicles. This prohibition applies to all employees, students, and visitors at any school-sponsored instructional program, activity, or athletic event held on or off district property. Any written joint use agreement governing community use of district facilities or grounds shall include notice of the district’s tobacco-free schools policy and consequences for violations of the policy.
Prohibited products include any product containing tobacco or nicotine, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew, clove cigarettes, betel, and nicotine delivery devices such as electronic cigarettes, electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices with or without nicotine content that may mimic the use of tobacco products.Â Exceptions may be made for the use or possession of prescription nicotine products.
Policy Adopted: December 6, 1994
Policy Revised: March 18, 2014