Policy - ADC

POLICY: ADC

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2-4-16

CANCELS SHEET DATED: 8-13-03, 5-5-04

REVIEWED BY POLICY COMMITTEE: 12-16-15

 

 

TOBACCO USE AND POSSESSION

 

In order to promote the health and safety of students, staff and visitors andin compliance with applicable state and federal laws, the  RSU#74 Board prohibits smoking and all other use of tobacco products in RSU #74 school buildings and other RSU #74facilities, on school buses, and on school grounds at all times by all persons.

In addition, students are further prohibited from possessing, selling, distributing or dispensing tobacco products in RSU #74 school buildings, facilities and on RSU #74 school grounds and buses during school-sponsored events and at all other times.

Employees and all other persons are also strictly prohibited, under law and RSU #74 Board policy, from selling, distributing or in any way dispensing tobacco products to students.

 

All of these same prohibitions shall apply to electronic cigarettes and other devices designed to deliver nicotine through inhalation or “vaping,” or used to simulate smoking.

 

 

Legal Reference:      22 MRSA §§ 1578(B), 1580(A)(3)

                                    Me. PL 470 (An Act to Reduce Tobacco Use By Minors)

                                    20 USC 6081-6084 (Pro-Children Act of 1994)

 

Cross Reference:      JICA – Student Dress

                                    JL – Student Wellness                                

                                    KF – Community Use of School Facilities

                                    KHB – Advertising in the Schools