Tobacco/Nicotine Policy 

Wayne School District shall be tobacco-free in order to promote the academic, emotional, social, and physical well-being of all students. This policy applies to all school grounds whether or not school is in session. Prohibitions also apply to school functions off school grounds. The policy prohibits possession or use of tobacco, tobacco/nicotine products or paraphernalia in any form by students. This policy prohibits use of the same by employees and visitors. 

Definitions—

  1. For the purposes of this policy, a tobacco product is any product containing tobacco and/or nicotine. Tobacco/nicotine products are defined to include cigarettes, cigars, blunts, bidis, clove cigarettes, pipes, spit tobacco, snuff, snus, e-cigarettes, vapor sticks, and/or any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco/nicotine products. Paraphernalia includes but is not limited to pouches, packaging, cylinders, cartridges, rolling papers, pipes, e-cigarettes, hookah, and/or any items used for the intention of delivering or disguising the product or device. 

  1. “E-cigarette” means any electronic oral device that provides or is capable of providing a vapor of nicotine or other substance and which simulates smoking through its use or through inhalation of the vapor through the device; and includes an oral device that is composed of a heating element, battery, or electronic circuit and marketed, manufactured, distributed, or sold as an e-cigarette, vapor sticks, e-cigar, e-pipe, or any other product name or descriptor, if the function of the product meets the definition of an electronic oral device. 


Enforcement of Tobacco/Nicotine Policy—

Student Violations: Buying, attempting to buy or possessing tobacco, tobacco/nicotine products, or paraphernalia in any form by students on school grounds, property and/or at school activities. 

 

  1. 1stviolation
    1. Student will be referred to the school principal.

    2. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted by the school principal.

    3. 1-2 days out of school suspension.

    4. A student in violation of this policy may also be found to be in violation of the Student Discipline Policy FHA, and/or the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy FHAA. 
    5. Paraphernalia and/or tobacco/nicotine products will be confiscated and held by the school principal pending review. 
  2. 2ndand subsequent violations

    1. Student will be referred to the school principal.

    2. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted by the school principal.

    3. 2-3 days out of school suspension.

    4. Completion of tobacco education (either online, face-to-face or on paper)

    5. A student in violation of this policy may also be found to be in violation of the Student Discipline Policy FHA, and/or the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy FHAA. 
    6. Paraphernalia and/or tobacco/nicotine products will be confiscated and held by the school principal pending review. 
  3. Visitor Violations: 
    1. Visitors under 19 may receive a citation according to state law. 

    2. Any visitor found using tobacco/nicotine products will be informed of the school’s 
Tobacco Policy and asked by a school official to refrain from using tobacco/nicotine products while on school property. Any visitor who does not comply will be asked to leave. If a visitor refuses to leave, the police may be called. 


Advertising of Tobacco Products—

Advertising tobacco/nicotine products is prohibited on school property, at school functions, and in school publications. This includes student clothing that advertises tobacco or tobacco/nicotine products or paraphernalia. Sponsors of school events may not promote tobacco use. 

Sale, Delivery, Transfer or Distribution of Tobacco Products—

Neither tobacco, tobacco/nicotine products, nor paraphernalia in any form may be sold, delivered, transferred or distributed to anyone under the age of 19 on or in Wayne School District property or at any school function off school property. 

General Guidelines—

The Tobacco Policy will be made available to all students, parents, and employees. Reminders that Wayne School District is a tobacco-free zone will be given to the community at large. Students will participate in tobacco prevention programs and activities. Families and community agencies will be invited to participate in tobacco prevention programs and activities. Cessation information will be available to all students, employees, and community members.