Tobacco Use Policy

The Board recognizes that use of tobacco by students presents a health and safety hazard, which can have serious consequences for both users and non-users.

The Board prohibits students from possessing and/or using tobacco at any time in a school building, a school bus, and on school property owned by, leased by, or under the control of the school or at school sponsored activities. Students are also prohibited from possessing and/or using tobacco on their way to and from school (portal-to-portal enforcement). Violations of this rule will result in discipline.

The school district shall also initiate prosecution of a student who violates the tobacco use policy. A student convicted of possessing or using tobacco or electronic smoking device in a school building, on a school bus, or on school owned property may be fined significantly plus court costs or may be admitted to alternative program per Pennsylvania Criminal Code Act 145.