Board Policies


Adoption Date: Jun 09, 2004
Revision Date: Jan 28, 2015
3212 - USE OF TOBACCO BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF

The Board recognizes that the use of tobacco or nicotine-based products presents a health hazard which can have serious consequences both for the user and the nonuser and is, therefore, of concern to the Board.
 
For purposes of this policy, “use of tobacco”, shall mean all uses of tobacco, including cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, chewing tobacco or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco, nicotine, nicotine delivering devices, chemicals or devices that produce the same flavor or effect of nicotine substances; and other tobacco or nicotine innovations.
 
In order to protect students and staff who choose not to use tobacco from an environment noxious to them, and because the Board cannot, even by indirection, condone the use of tobacco, the Board prohibits the use of tobacco by staff on corporation property.
 
Staff members are prohibited from smoking when supervising or directing student activities or when present at such activities. This extends also to field trips and athletic events at locations away from school, including while on school vehicles when traveling to and from events.
 
Prohibitions against use of tobacco products will be posted in a prominent place.

References:
I.C. 16-41-37-1 et seq.

20 USC 7181 et seq.

This page was last modified:
Jan. 30 2015