GBK/JFCG/KGC - Prohibited Use, Possession, Distribution or Sale of Tobacco Products and Inhalant Delivery Systems
Adopted: 11/15/15 Orig. Code(s): GBK/JFCG/KGC
It is the district’s obligation to protect the health, welfare and safety of students. To be consistent with district curriculum and Oregon law, possession, use, distribution or sale of tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems in any form on district premises and at school-sponsored activities, on or off district premises, including parking lots, and in district-owned, rented or leased vehicles is prohibited.
For the purpose of this policy “tobacco products” are defined to include, but not limited to, any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, chewing tobacco, and any other smoking product. Also included is spit or smokeless tobacco, dip, chew, or snuff in any form. This does not include FDA-approved tobacco products or other therapy products used for the purpose of cessation.
For the purpose of this policy, “inhalant delivery system” means a device that can be used to deliver nicotine or cannabinoids in the form of a vapor or aerosol to a person inhaling from the device; or a component of a device or a substance in any form sold for the purpose of being vaporized or aerosolized by a device, whether the component or substance is sold or not sold separately. This does not include USFDA approved tobacco products or products marked and sold solely for the approved purpose.
Violation of this policy will lead to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students.
Community or school service may be required. 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 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 nonstudents 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.
Employees violating this policy may be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
The superintendent will develop administrative regulations as needed to implement this policy.
END OF POLICY
ORS 433.835 to- 433.990
OAR 581-021-0050 to -0075
Pro-Children Act of 1994, 20 U.S.C. §§ 6081-6084 (2012).
JFCG/KGC/GBK - Prohibited Use, Possession, Distribution or Sale of Tobacco Products and Inhalant Delivery Systems
KGC/GBK/JFCG - Prohibited Use, Possession, Distribution or Sale of Tobacco Products and Inhalant Delivery Systems
Revised/Reviewed: 3/13/18 11/29/11
Orig. Code(s): GBK/JFCG/KGC-AR
There shall be no distribution, sale or use of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems on district grounds, in district vehicles or at district functions. There are no designated use areas available on district property.
During recognized break times, employees may leave district property to use tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems. This may be either walking or in a private vehicle. Employees participating in district activities will not use tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems during that time. Employees violating the policy may be disciplined up to and including dismissal.
The requirement that the district is a tobacco-free and inhalant delivery system-free environment will be a part of all contracts and agreements for use of school facilities and grounds. Members of the public who are observed smoking or using tobacco products or inhalant delivery systems on district property shall be asked to stop. If the individual fails to comply with the request, further action may include a request to leave the district property and a report to the building administrator of the event. Repeated violations may result in a recommendation to prohibit an individual from entering district property for a specified period of time. In cases of violations resulting from a rental contract for use of school property, the organization may be refused a continuing agreement to use district property.