El Dorado Union HSD | BP 5131.62 Students
The Governing Board recognizes that tobacco use presents health risks and desires to provide support and assistance in reducing the number of students who begin or continue to use tobacco. The Superintendent or designee shall establish a comprehensive program that includes consistent enforcement of laws prohibiting tobacco possession and use by students, tobacco-use prevention education, and cessation activities and/or referrals.
Prohibition Against Tobacco Use
Students shall not smoke or use tobacco or any product containing tobacco or nicotine, while on campus, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of District employees. (Education Code 48900, 48901)
(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)
(cf. 5144 - Discipline)
(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)
(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))
The district may provide or refer students to counseling, intensive education, and other intervention services to assist in the cessation of tobacco use.
(cf. 1020 - Youth Services)
(cf. 5141.6 - School Health Services)
(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)
The District shall provide developmentally appropriate tobacco-use prevention instruction for students in grades 9-12. Such instruction shall be aligned with state content standards and the state curriculum framework for health education and with any requirements of state and/or federal grant programs in which the district participates.
(cf. 5146 - Married/Pregnant/Parenting Students)
(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)
(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)
The Superintendent or designee shall coordinate with the local health department and county office of education in program planning and implementation. He/she may establish an advisory council including students, parents/guardians, district staff, representatives of the local health department and community organizations, law enforcement professionals, and/or others with demonstrated expertise in tobacco prevention and cessation.
(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Councils)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
The Superintendent or designee also shall coordinate the district's tobacco-use prevention program with other district efforts to reduce students' use of illegal substances and to promote student wellness.
(cf. 1325 - Advertising and Promotion)
(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)
(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)
The district's program shall be aligned with guidelines issued by the California Department of Education (CD) and with federal Principles of Effectiveness described in 20 USC 7115. The Superintendent or designee shall:
1. Base the district's program on a thorough assessment of objective data regarding tobacco-use problems in district school and the community.
This assessment shall include an analysis of data regarding the incidence and consequences of tobacco use, an examination of existing efforts and activities in the community, and a determination of high-priority groups that are most in need of district services.
2. Establish a set of measurable goals and objectives and design the program to meet those goals and objectives.
3. Design and implement the program based on scientific research or evaluation that provides evidence that the strategies will prevent or reduce tobacco use.
4. Use the results of ongoing program evaluations to strengthen the program and refine program goals and objectives.
To evaluate the effectiveness of the district's program and ensure accountability, the Superintendent or designee shall biennially administer the California Healthy Kids Survey to students at selected grade levels in order to assess student attitudes toward tobacco and student use of tobacco. He/she shall also annually report to the Board and the CDE on program activities, program expenditures, the number of individuals receiving each type of service or training, progress toward program goals and objectives, and other data required pursuant to Health and Safety Code 104450.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
(cf. 5022 - Student and Family Privacy Rights)
(cf. 6162.8 - Research)
48900 Suspension or expulsion (grounds)
48900.5 Suspension, limitation on imposition; exception
48901 Smoking or use of tobacco prohibited
51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety
60041 Instructional materials, portrayal of effects of tobacco use
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
308 Minimum age for tobacco possession
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 17
6800 Definition, health assessment
U.S. CODE, TITLE 20
7111-7117 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS
88 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 8 (2005)
Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 2008
Health Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 2003
Getting Results: Part II California Action Guide to Tobacco Use Prevention Education, 2000
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PUBLICATIONS
Guidelines Related to School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction, 1994
WEST ED PUBLICATIONS
Guidebook for the California Healthy Kids Survey: 2008-2009 Edition, 2008
CDE, Tobacco-Use Prevention Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/tupe.asp
California Department of Health, Tobacco Control
California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org
California Healthy Kids Survey: http://www.wested.org/hks
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Smoking and Tobacco use:
Safe and Healthy Kids Annual Report: http://hk.duerrevaluation.com
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
U.S. Surgeon General: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov
Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: June 2, 1992 Placerville, California
revised: September 22, 2009