The Board of Education is committed to providing students, staff, and visitors with a tobacco-free environment. The negative health effects of tobacco use for both users and non-users, particularly in connection with second hand smoke, are well-established. Further, providing a tobacco-free environment is consistent with the role-modeling responsibilities of teachers and staff to our students. The Board also recognizes, however, the right of individuals under State law to use lawful products, including tobacco, during non-working hours off District premises.
Accordingly, the Board prohibits the use of tobacco in any form including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, snuff, and chewing tobacco on District premises, in District vehicles, within any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted for by the District, and used to provide education or library services to children and at all District-sponsored events.
For purposes of this policy, the term “electronic cigarette” means any oral device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine, lobelia, and/or other substance, and the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking. The term shall include any such devices, whether they are manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, or under any other product name or descriptor.
120.12(20), Wis. Stats.
Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009
Revised: August 8, 2016