Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education believes that the right of persons to use tobacco must be balanced against the right of those who do not use tobacco to breathe air untainted by tobacco.

In order to protect students and employees who choose not to use tobacco from an environment noxious to them and potentially damaging to their health, the Board prohibits the use of tobacco on District premises, in District vehicles, and in all school buildings owned and/or operated by the District.

For purposes of this policy,

 A."tobacco product" means a preparation of tobacco to be inhaled, chewed, or placed in a person's mouth.

 B."use of a tobacco product" means any of the following:

  1.the carrying by a person of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other lighted smoking device

  2.the inhaling or chewing of a tobacco product

  3.the placing of a tobacco product within a person's mouth

  4.and/or the smoking of electronic, "vapor," or other substitute forms of cigarettes, clove cigarettes or other lighted smoking devices for burning tobacco or any other substance.

Tobacco may not be advertised or promoted on school property or at school controlled events. Therefore, signs, clothing, bags, accessories, and other items promoting tobacco or containing tobacco branding are prohibited on school property and at school controlled events.

Tobacco companies/products may not sponsor any school activity or project.

The Superintendent shall designate the individuals and the methods to monitor compliance with this policy.

M.C.L.A. 333.12601 et seq.
M.C.L.A. 380.1170
M.C.L.A. 750.473
20 U.S.C. 6081 et seq.
U.S.D.O.E. Memorandum, 1995
MDE Board Policy on 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools

Revised 9/13/93
Revised 2/12/96
Revised 3/15/99
Revised 6/27/13

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