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Tobacco-Free Schools/Use by Students Prohibited

The Sioux Falls School District is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for staff, students, and citizens. The School Board believes that education has a central role in establishing patterns of behavior related to good health and shall take measures to help its students resist tobacco use. Materials related to tobacco use prevention are a part of the elementary and secondary curriculum.

The possession and use of all tobacco products by students is prohibited on District property. This shall include buildings, grounds, parking areas, sidewalks surrounding buildings, and District-owned/provided vehicles.

Any violation of this policy by students shall be subject to Policy/Regulation JK/JK-R – Student Discipline and Policy/Regulation JKD/JKD-R - Suspension/Expulsion of Students.

Visiting Students and Other Minors
Visiting students and other minors who are observed with tobacco products on District property will be reported to law enforcement. This shall include District buildings, grounds, parking areas, sidewalks surrounding buildings, and District-owned/provided vehicles. Signs and notices in program bulletins will remind visitors of the smoke-free environment policy.

 

Legal References:

SDCL
22-36-2 Smoking in public place or place of employment prohibited
34-46-14 Smoking in public or place of employment prohibited

Related Policies/Regulations:

JBED/JEBD-R – Tobacco-Free Schools/Use by Employees Prohibited
JK/JK-R – Student Discipline
JKD/JKD-R – Suspension/Expulsion of Students
KF/KF-R – Community/Staff Use of District Facilities/Properties/Equipment

 

Policy   Board Action (formerly 5000c)
Adopted: 08-14-89 24914D  
Amended: 03-27-00 29539  
Amended: 10-23-06 34559  
Amended: 02-28-11 35982  
Reviewed: 04-13-15 37178  
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