TOBACCO USE PROHIBITED
The Board recognizes that the use of tobacco presents a health hazard that can have serious consequences both for the user and the nonuser and is, therefore, of concern to the Board.
For purposes of this policy, use of tobacco shall mean all uses and possession of tobacco, including cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, chewing tobacco, any other matter or substance that contains tobacco, as well as electronic, “vapor,” any substance designed to be dispensed by an electronic vapor device (including but not limited to nicotine), possession of a vapor device, or other substitute forms of cigarettes.
In order to protect students, staff and others who choose not to use tobacco from an environment that might be harmful to them, the Board prohibits the use and/or possession of tobacco at all times within any facility owned, leased, or contracted by the Board. The Board also prohibits students’ use and/or possession of tobacco anywhere on the campus of any facility owned, leased, or contracted by the Board, including, but not limited to, practice fields, playgrounds, football fields, baseball fields, softball fields, pool areas, soccer fields, tennis courts, and all open areas. This will remain in effect at all times. Furthermore, the Board prohibits the use and/or possession of tobacco in all vehicles owned or operated by the Board, including, but not limited to, school buses, special purpose buses, vans, trucks, and cars.
The administration of each school building will take appropriate action, in accordance with the student code of conduct, student handbook, state and federal laws, District policy and administrative guidelines, in cases involving individuals found in violation of this policy.
IC 16-41-3720 U.S.C. 6081 et seq., 20 U.S.C. 7182