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Tobacco-Free Policy

The use of tobacco and nicotine products is prohibited on school or district grounds, buildings, and vehicles, and within 250 feet of a youth sports event. Tobacco product includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, or an electronic device (e.g., electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah) that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids.
This prohibition applies to all employees, students, visitors, and other persons at any school or school sponsored activity or athletic event, and applies to any meeting on any property owned, leased, rented by/or from the district.
Community members who smoke on district property shall be informed of the district’s tobacco-free policy and asked to refrain from smoking. If the person fails to comply in this respect, the following actions may take place:
  1. The matter may be referred to the Superintendent or designee responsible for the area or the event.
  2. The Superintendent or designee may direct him/her to leave the district property.
  3. If necessary, the Superintendent or designee may request local law enforcement assistance in removing the person from district premises.
  4. When individuals repeatedly violate the tobacco-free policy, the Superintendent or designee may prohibit them from entering district property for a specified period of time.
For additional information or concerns, contact the Office of Student Services at (626) 939-4600, ext. 4682. For information related to cessation and other tobacco programs, contact 1-800-662-8887 (1-800-NO BUTTS) or the local American Cancer Society.