1530 - Smoking and Other Tobacco Use on School Premises

Adoption Date: 7/11/1996, Revised: 11/10/2010; 03/20/2014, 09/11/2014, 09/14/2017 
1000 - Community Relations

1530 Smoking and Other Tobacco Use on School Premises

Due to the health hazards associated with smoking, and in accordance with federal and state law, the Board of Education prohibits smoking and all other tobacco use, and use of an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette, in all School District buildings, on school grounds, and in any vehicle used to transport children or personnel. Smoking or tobacco use is also prohibited within 100 feet of all school entrances, exits and outdoor areas, except where that is a residence or residential property. “Electronic cigarette” or “e-cigarette” means an electronic device that delivers vapor which is inhaled by an individual user (including vaporizers, vapor pipes, and vape pens), and shall include any refill, cartridge and any other component of such a device.

The District’s smoking policy shall be prominently posted in each building, at designated outdoor locations on school premises (e.g. athletic fields) and in all District vehicles. The Board designates the Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee as the agent responsible for informing individuals smoking cigarettes or e-cigarettes, or using tobacco unlawfully anywhere on school premises or in District vehicles that they are in violation of Article 13-E of the Public Health Law and/or Section 409 of the Education Law and/or the federal Pro-Children Acts of 1994 and 2001. Persons in violation of this policy will be asked to stop. Students and staff may be subject to consequences outlined in the Code of Conduct, and visitors or contractors may be asked to leave school property.