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