Superior School District
Bylaws & Policies
 

3215 - USE OF TOBACCO BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF

The Board of Education is committed to providing students, staff, and visitors with a tobacco-free environment. The negative health effects of tobacco use for both users and non-users, particularly in connection with second hand smoke, are well-established. Further, providing a tobacco-free environment is consistent with the role-modeling responsibilities of teachers and staff to our students. The Board also recognizes, however, the right of individuals under State law to use lawful products, including tobacco, during non-working hours off District premises.

For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, hookah products, and any other smoking product. This also includes smokeless, spit or spitless, dissolvable, or inhaled tobacco products, including but not limited to dip, chew, snuff or snus, in any form (orbs, sticks, pellets, etc.).

Nicotine products not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a smoking cessation product, such as e-cigarettes, are also prohibited.

This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors during and after school hours.

Accordingly, the Board prohibits the use of tobacco in any form including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco on District premises, in District vehicles within any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted for by the District, and used to provide education or library services to children and at all District-sponsored events.

111.321, Wis. Stats.
120.12(20), Wis. Stats.
20 U.S.C. 6081 et seq.
20 U.S.C. 7182

Revised 12/8/02
Revised 1/14/14