JFCH - Tobacco-Free School for Staff and Students

File:  JFCH

(Also GBEC)




            Smoking, chewing or any other use of any tobacco products by staff and students shall be prohibited on school property as defined in this policy.


For purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:


“School property” means:


a. All interior portions of any building or other structure used for instruction, administration, support services, maintenance or storage.


b.  Any indoor facility or portion of such facility owned or leased or contracted for and used for the provision of regular or routine health care, day care, or early childhood development (Head Start) services;


c. All vehicles used by the division for transporting students, staff, visitors or other persons.


“Tobacco” includes cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco and all other kinds and forms of tobacco prepared in such manner as to be suitable for chewing, smoking or both. “Tobacco” shall include cloves or any other product packaged for smoking.


“Smoking” means the carrying or holding of any lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind, or any other lighted smoking equipment, or the lighting, inhaling, or exhaling of smoke from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind.


            This policy shall be published in student handbooks, posted on bulletin boards and announced in meetings.


            Staff and students found to be in violation of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.




            The School Board may direct the superintendent to issue regulations designating smoking areas on school grounds outside buildings.


Adopted:        06/24/02; 04/24/08



Legal Refs:           20 U.S.C. sections 6083, 7183.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, section 15.2-2800 et seq.

Cross Ref.:            GBEC     Tobacco-Free School for Staff and Students

KGC        Tobacco Use on School Premises                                © 2/08 VSBA