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
ARM 37.111.825(5) Health Supervision and Maintenance
42 U.S.C. 1996, 1996a American Indian Religious Freedom Act
Adopted on: February 12, 2002
Reviewed on: December 17, 2001; April 14, 2015; June 11, 2019
Revised on: July 9, 2019