The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


A tobacco free environment shall be provided for students, staff, and visitors.

"Use of tobacco and smoking devices" shall mean uses of tobacco, including cigars, cigarettes, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, nicotine dispensing devices, electronic cigarettes, smoking devices, or any other matter or substances that containing tobacco or nicotine, including any product designed or manufactured to imitate any of these products regardless of whether it contains tobacco or nicotine, and the possession of papers used to roll cigarettes.

The use and possession of tobacco and smoking devices is prohibited:

 A.within any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted for by the School Board is prohibited;

 B.anywhere on the campus of an facility owned or leased or contracted for by the Board, including, but not limited to, practice fields, playgrounds, football fields, baseball fields, softball fields, pool areas, soccer fields, tennis courts, all open areas, and within 1000 feet of a school; all vehicles owned or operated by the Board, including, but not limited to, school buses, vans, trucks, station wagons, and cars.

Violations of this policy will be addressed pursuant to Policy 5500, Student Conduct and Discipline.

F.S. 381.84, 386.202, 386.204, 386.206, 386.212
20 U.S.C. 6081 et seq., 20 U.S.C. 7182

Revised 6/18/14

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