KGC - Tobacco Use on School Premises

File:  KGC






Smoking is prohibited


·        in the interior of indoor facilities owned or leased or contracted for and utilized for the provision of regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary educational or library services to children;

·        on every public school bus and all other vehicles used by the division for transporting students, staff, visitors, or other persons;

·        in every indoor facility, or portion of such facility, owned or leased or contracted for and utilized for the provision of regular or routine health care, day care, or early childhood development (Head Start) services.


            For purposes of this policy, “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.


            Each principal shall post signs stating "No Smoking," within each school building. The supervisor of transportation shall post signs visible upon entering each school bus stating "No Smoking."


Designated Smoking Areas


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


Adopted:        07/26/04; 04/24/08





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


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


Cross Refs:           JFCH/GBEC   Tobacco-Free School for Staff and Students

                                KG                          Community Use of School Facilities

                                KGB                        Public Conduct on School Property



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