Information about Irvine Unified School District’s tobacco-free schools policy and enforcement procedures shall be communicated clearly to employees, parents/guardians, students, and the community. The Superintendent or designee may disseminate this information through annual written notifications, district and school websites, student and parent handbooks, and/or other appropriate methods of communication.

Signs stating “Tobacco use is prohibited” shall be prominently displayed at all entrances to school property.


Any employee or student who violates the district’s tobacco-free schools policy shall be asked to refrain from smoking and/or use of tobacco products and shall be subject to disciplinary action as appropriate.

Any other person who violates the district’s policy on tobacco-free schools shall be informed of the district’s policy and asked to refrain from smoking and/or use of tobacco products. If the person fails to comply with this request, the Superintendent or designee may:

  1. Direct the person to leave school property
  2. Request local law enforcement assistance in removing the person from the school premises
  3. If the person repeatedly violates the tobacco-free schools policy, prohibit him/her from entering district property for a specified period of time.

The Superintendent or designee shall not be required to physically eject a nonemployee who is smoking or using tobacco products or request that the nonemployee refrain from smoking or using tobacco products under circumstances involving a risk of physical harm to the district or any employee.

Policy Adopted: March 18, 1992
Policy Revised: March 18, 2014