Stevensville School District

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS                  8225

Tobacco Free Policy

The District maintains tobacco-free buildings and grounds. Tobacco includes but is not limited to cigarettes, cigars, snuff, pipe smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and any other tobacco or nicotine delivery innovation.

Use of tobacco or nicotine products in a public school building or on public school property is prohibited, unless used in a classroom or on other school property as part of a lecture, demonstration, or educational forum sanctioned by a school administrator or faculty member, concerning the risks associated with using tobacco products or in connection with Native American cultural activities.

For the purpose of this policy, “public school building or public school property” means:

  • Public land, fixtures, buildings, or other property owned or occupied by an institution for the teaching of minor children, that is established and maintained under the laws of the state of Montana at public expense; and
  • Includes playgrounds, school steps, parking lots, administration buildings, athletic facilities, gymnasiums, locker rooms, and school vehicles.

Violation of the policy by students and staff will be subject to actions outlined in District discipline policies.

Legal Reference:               20-1-220, MCA                        Use of tobacco product in public school

building or on public school property prohibited

50-40-104(4)(e), MCA           Smoking in enclosed public places prohibited – notice to public – place where

prohibition inapplicable

ARM 37.111.825(5)                 Health Supervision and Maintenance

42 U.S.C. 1996, 1996a             American Indian Religious Freedom Act

 

Policy History:

Adopted on: February 12, 2002

Reviewed on: December 17, 2001; April 14, 2015; June 11, 2019

Revised on: July 9, 2019