6232 Use Of Tobacco On Premises By Staff Members, Visitors, And Volunteers


The Grand Island Public Schools is aware of the health problems linked to tobacco use. It is the duty of the district to model actions that promote healthful and responsible lifestyles with respect to tobacco use.

As such, all district-owned or operated facilities, grounds and vehicles, as well as district-sponsored events, will be designated tobacco-free. The use of any form of tobacco will be prohibited. Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, cigarette paper, cigarillos, chewing tobacco, pipes, vapor products, alternative nicotine products, tobacco product look-alikes, and products intended to replicate tobacco products either by appearance or effect, or any similar product or device that can be used to ingest tobacco.

In the event that a student or students are present in a private home or vehicle as part of a school sponsored activity, tobacco will not be used while students are present.

Violation by a district employee or student may lead to disciplinary action. Non-district personnel and visitors will be requested to abide by this policy.

Legal Reference: P.L. 101-226, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989,
41 U.S.C. §§ 701-707 (1994)
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 ET SEQ. (1994)
34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (1996)

Cross Reference: Policy 8440 Use of Tobacco by Students

Policy Adopted 7/11/88
Policy Revised 2/13/94
Policy Revised 10-10-02
Policy Revised 11-13-08
Policy Revised: 02.11.2016