5640

Adoption Date: 5/5/1987, Revised: 7/19/1994; 11/15/94; 6/20/00; 1/20/04; 6/15/10; 5/15/18 
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5640 SMOKING/TOBACCO USE

Tobacco use of any sort is prohibited on District property, within District vehicles, at any
District-affiliated event or activities occurring off District property, and within one hundred (100) feet of District property. However, this shall not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of such residential real property. For purposes of this policy, "school grounds" means any building, structure, and surrounding outdoor grounds, including entrances or exits, 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” should be given its broadest possible definition, and includes, at a minimum, any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette, spit/spitless tobacco and any other smoking or tobacco product, including ecigarettes, any other nicotine or smoking devices, (smokeless, dip, chew, snus and/or snuff) in any form; provided, however, FDA-approved smoking cessation products, shall not be prohibited.

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

All District officials are required to inform individuals who are in violation of this Policy of said violation, and as necessary, report said violation.

Prohibition of Tobacco Promotional Items/Tobacco Advertising
Tobacco promotional items (e.g., brand names, logos and other identifiers) are prohibited:
1. On school grounds;
2. In school vehicles;
3. At school-sponsored events, including those that take place off school premises and in
another state;
4. In school publications;
5. 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. The District will request, whenever possible, tobacco free editions of periodical publications for school libraries and classroom use.

NOTE: Refer also to Policies #3280 -- Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment
#3410 -- Code of Conduct on School Property
#7320 -- Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Other Substances
#8211 -- Prevention Instruction
District Code of Conduct on School Property

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


Policy Cross References:
» 3280 - USE OF FACILITIES
» 3410 - CODE OF CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY
» 7310 - SCHOOL CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
» 7320 - ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, DRUGS, AND OTHER SUBSTANCES (STUDENTS)
» 8211 - PREVENTION INSTRUCTION

 

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