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316. USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS


Date Adopted: April 27, 1981
Date Revised: June 27, 1994, May 25, 2001

1. Purpose
 

  1. The Board recognizes that smoking during school hours and on school property presents a health and safety hazard, which can have serious consequences for the smoker and the nonsmoker and the safety of the District and is, therefore, of concern to the Board.

  2.  
  3. Pennsylvania Act 128, of 2000 prohibits the use of tobacco products in school buildings, stadiums, or bleachers, or other premises leased by, or under the control of the School District. The use of tobacco products on buses, vans, or other vehicles owned or leased by the School District. This prohibition extends to students, staff and/or visitors.
2. Definition
  For the purposes of this policy, "tobacco products" shall mean all uses of tobacco, including cigars, cigarettes, pipes, and smokeless tobacco.  
 
3. Authority
 
 
Under the requirements of Act 128 a school principal, or building administrator may only designate a smoking area for non-students where the designated area is no less than 50 feet from school buildings, stadiums, or bleachers.
 
 
 
Reference:

Public Law 103-227

Act 128, of 2000