Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board recognizes that the use of tobacco presents a health hazard that can have serious consequences 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 a cigar, cigarette, pipe, snuff, or any other matter or substance that contains tobacco, as well as electronic, "vapor," or other substitute forms of cigarettes.

In order to protect students and staff from the adverse impact of tobacco smoke on indoor air quality and encourage students to not use tobacco in any form, the Board prohibits the use of tobacco within any facility owned or leased or contracted for by the Board.

Such prohibition also applies on school grounds, on school buses, and at any school-related event.

The Superintendent and Building Principals shall ask an individual who is smoking in violation of this policy to refrain from smoking and cause to be removed from Corporation property an individual who is smoking in violation of this policy and fails to refrain from smoking after being asked to refrain from smoking.

I.C. 7.1-5-12 Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places and on School Buses
I.C. 16-41-37.5 Indoor Air Quality in Schools
20 U.S.C. 6081 et seq.
20 U.S.C. 7182
U.S.D.O.E. Memorandum, 1995

Revised 6/12/13
Revised 9/10/14

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