Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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8570 – Drug Free School And Campus


The Grand Island Public Schools is concerned about the academic growth and the personal welfare of every person associated with the schools. The use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other illicit drugs can seriously interfere with one's health and academic functioning.

It shall be the policy of the Grand Island Public Schools, in addition to standards of student conduct elsewhere adopted by Board policy or administrative regulation, to prohibit the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol, including displaying evidence of intoxication, on school premises or as a part of any of the school's activities. Further, the student use or distribution of tobacco products shall be prohibited on school premises or during activities. This shall include regular school hours or after school hours at school sponsored activities on school premises, and at school sponsored activities off school premises.

For the purposes of this policy:

  1. “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.
  2. “Alternative nicotine products” include but are not limited to any noncombustible product containing nicotine, whether chewed, absorbed, dissolved or ingested by any other means.
  3. “Vapor product” means any noncombustible product that employs a heating element power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine or other substances in a solution or other form, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, electronic pipes or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine. 

GIPS Board Policy Reference:
6232 SMOKING ON PREMISES BY STAFF MEMBERS/VISITORS
6233 DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
8570 DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND CAMPUS
8440 USE OF TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BY STUDENTS

Legal Reference:
34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (Drug Free Schools and Community Act)
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-401, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-1418
Neb. Rev. Stat. §53-101, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-267

First Reading Policy Revision: July 16, 1990
Second and Final Reading: August 13, 1990
Policy Revision Adopted: August 13, 1990
Policy Revised: 5-10-93
Policy Revised: 10-6-97
Policy Revised: 04-12-2012
Policy Revised:  08.14.2014
Policy Revised:  05.13.2021

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Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
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Their Opportunity.

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8570 – Drug Free School And Campus


The Grand Island Public Schools is concerned about the academic growth and the personal welfare of every person associated with the schools. The use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other illicit drugs can seriously interfere with one's health and academic functioning.

It shall be the policy of the Grand Island Public Schools, in addition to standards of student conduct elsewhere adopted by Board policy or administrative regulation, to prohibit the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol, including displaying evidence of intoxication, on school premises or as a part of any of the school's activities. Further, the student use or distribution of tobacco products shall be prohibited on school premises or during activities. This shall include regular school hours or after school hours at school sponsored activities on school premises, and at school sponsored activities off school premises.

For the purposes of this policy:

  1. “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.
  2. “Alternative nicotine products” include but are not limited to any noncombustible product containing nicotine, whether chewed, absorbed, dissolved or ingested by any other means.
  3. “Vapor product” means any noncombustible product that employs a heating element power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine or other substances in a solution or other form, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, electronic pipes or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine. 

GIPS Board Policy Reference:
6232 SMOKING ON PREMISES BY STAFF MEMBERS/VISITORS
6233 DRUG FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY
8570 DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND CAMPUS
8440 USE OF TOBACCO, ALCOHOL, AND OTHER CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BY STUDENTS

Legal Reference:
34 C.F.R. Pt. 86 (Drug Free Schools and Community Act)
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-401, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §28-1418
Neb. Rev. Stat. §53-101, et seq.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §79-267

First Reading Policy Revision: July 16, 1990
Second and Final Reading: August 13, 1990
Policy Revision Adopted: August 13, 1990
Policy Revised: 5-10-93
Policy Revised: 10-6-97
Policy Revised: 04-12-2012
Policy Revised:  08.14.2014
Policy Revised:  05.13.2021

.pdf version

Media Inquiries
Kelli Mayhew, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201227
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