Policy 7030: Smoking Prohibition Policy

The Board of Education recognizes that smoking represents a health and safety hazard which can have serious consequences for the smoker and the non-smoker alike, as well as for the District's buildings and grounds.

Because of the Board's concern for the well-being of students, staff, visitors and guests, as well as for District property, smoking is prohibited in all District buildings, in all school district vehicles, whether owned, rented, or leased, and on all school properties.

This prohibition will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will apply to everyone including students, visitors and/or participants in any activity sponsored by outside organizations which use school facilities.

Concurrently, in recognition of its responsibility to encourage non-smoking by students and staff, the Board will provide support, through formal programs and informal example, to assist members of the school community in becoming smoke-free.

The Superintendent of Schools is directed to ensure the implementation and enforcement of this policy. The Superintendent is directed to ensure that "No Smoking" signs are posted in appropriate areas at each school, and that copies of this policy are posted in all District buildings. Further, the Superintendent is authorized to appoint a person or persons in each school to be responsible for informing individuals who are found to be in violation of this policy.

Adopted by Board of Education: April 24, 1990

Revised:

  • October 19, 1993
  • November 1, 1994