Tobacco and nicotine use is prohibited on school district facilities and grounds, including school vehicles. This requirement extends to students, employees and visitors. This policy applies at all times, including school-sponsored and nonschool-sponsored events. Persons failing to abide by this request are required to extinguish their smoking material, dispose of the tobacco, nicotine or other product or leave the school district premises immediately. It is the responsibility of the administration to enforce this policy.
NOTE: According to Iowa law, all school grounds are smoke free. Boards have the authority to expand the policy to make the school facilities and grounds tobacco or nicotine free as well. For more detailed discussion of this issue, see IASB's Policy Primer, Vol. 22 #6-June 19, 2013 and Vol. 20 #5- July 28, 2008.
Legal Reference: 20 U.S.C. 6083
Iowa Code §§ 142D; 279.8, .9; 297.
Cross Reference: 903.4 Public Conduct on School Premises
905.1 Community Use of School District Buildings & Sites & Equipment
Approved 11-15-05 Reviewed 6-16-08; 6-19-19; 4/19/21 Revised 4/19/21