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Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Substances

The board of directors recognizes that to protect students from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine, employees and officers of the school district, and all members of the community, have an obligation as role models to refrain from tobacco use on school property at all times. Tobacco includes, but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, nicotine, nicotine delivering devices, electronic smoking/vapor devices, “vapor pens”, non-prescribed inhalers, chemicals or devices that produce the same flavor or physical effect of nicotine substances and any other tobacco innovation.

Any use of such products by staff, students, visitors and community members will be prohibited on all school district property including all district buildings, grounds and district-owned vehicles, and within 500 feet of schools. Possession or distribution of tobacco products by minors is prohibited.

The use of Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved nicotine replacement therapy is permitted. However, students must have a physician’s prescription for the FDA approved nicotine replacement therapy and must follow applicable policies regarding use of medication by students.

Notices advising students, district employees and community members of this policy will be posted in appropriate locations in all district buildings and other district facilities as determined by the superintendent and will be included in employee and student handbooks. Employees and students are subject to discipline for violations of this policy, and school district employees are responsible for the enforcement of the policy.

Cross References: Board Policy 3200 Student Rights and Responsibilities
Board Policy 3241 Classroom Management, Corrective Actions or Punishments
Board Policy 3416 Medication at School
Board Policy 5201 Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace
Board Policy 5280 Separation from  Employment
Legal References: RCW 28A.210.260 Public and private schools- Administration of medication – conditions
RCW 28A. 210.270 Public and private schools – Administration of medication – Immunity from liability – Discontinuance, procedure
RCW 28A.210.310 Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property
Chapter RCW 70.155 RCW Tobacco – Access to Minors


Adoption Date:  06.12.95

Clover Park School District

Revised:  06.11.12; 12.08.14; 10.10.16