GBK - Tobacco-Free Environment
Re-adopted: 2/28/07, 9/28/11
For the purpose of this policy “tobacco” is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, snuff, in any form, nicotine or nicotine delivering devices, chemicals or devices that produce the physical effect of nicotine substances or any other tobacco substitute (e.g., e-cigarettes). This does not include FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy products used for the purpose of cessation.
Tobacco use, distribution or sale by staff and all others is also prohibited on district premises, in any building, facility, or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the district, school, or public charter school and at all school sponsored activities.
Violation of this policy will lead to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students. A referral to law enforcement may be made. Parents will be notified of all violations involving their student and subsequent action taken by the school. Information about cessation support and/or research based tobacco education programs and how students can access these programs will be provided. At the discretion of the building principal, attendance and completion of such programs, or successful completion of a behavior modification plan, may be allowed as a substitute for, or as part of student discipline.
Violation of this policy by non-students may result in the individual’s removal from district property. The district reserves the right to restrict access to district property by individuals who are repeat offenders.
This policy shall be enforced at all times. The superintendent will develop administrative regulations as needed to implement this policy.