• 5640


    Non-Instructional/Business Operations





    School Grounds


                Tobacco use shall not be permitted and no person shall use tobacco on school grounds at any time.  For purposes of this policy, "school grounds" means any building, structure, and surrounding outdoor grounds contained within the District's preschool, nursery school, elementary or secondary school's legally defined property boundaries as registered in the County Clerk's Office; as well as all District vehicles, including vehicles used to transport children or school personnel.


    For purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco (smokeless, dip, chew and /or snuff) in any form.


    Posting/Notification of Policy


                In compliance with the New York State Clean Indoor Air Act, the District will prominently post its Smoking/Tobacco Use policy and signs prohibiting all forms of tobacco products in District buildings and other appropriate locations; and will supply a copy upon request to any current or prospective employee.  The District will also designate a school official to tell individuals who smoke in a non-smoking area that they are in violation of the New York State Public Health Law, Education Law, the federal Pro-Children Act of 1994 and District policy.


                The District shall also ensure that this policy is communicated to staff, students, parents/guardians, volunteers, and visitors as deemed appropriate in order to orient all persons to the District's "No Smoking" Policy and environment.


    Prohibition of Tobacco Promotional Items/Tobacco Advertising


                Tobacco promotional items (e.g., brand names, logos and other identifiers) are prohibited:


    a)   On school grounds;

    b)   In school vehicles;

    c)   At school-sponsored events;

    d)   In school publications;

    e)   On clothing, shoes, accessories, gear, and school supplies in accordance with the District Code of Conduct and applicable collective bargaining agreements.


    This prohibition of tobacco promotional items shall be implemented in accordance with the Code of Conduct and applicable collective bargaining agreements.


    In addition, tobacco advertising is also prohibited in all school-sponsored publications and at all school sponsored events.



    Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
    20 United States Code (USC) Section 7101 et seq.
    Pro-Children Act of 2001 20 United States Code (USC) Sections 7181-7184,
    as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
    Public Health Law Article 13-E
    Education Law Sections 409 and 3020-a


    NOTE: Refer also to Policy #3280Community Use of School Facilities

                                         #3410 Code of Conduct on School Property

                                         #7310 School Conduct and Discipline

                                         #7320 Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Other Substances (Students)

                                         #8211 Prevention Instruction

    District Code of Conduct on School Property