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Elk Grove USD  |  AR  5131.62  Students

Tobacco   

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Discipline

Students shall not possess, 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. Prohibited tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew packets, betel, and electronic nicotine delivery and vaping devices. "Electronic nicotine delivery and vaping devices" are defined as battery-operated or other electronic products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals by turning the substance into a vapor that is inhaled by the user, including but not limited to electronic vaping devices, personal vaporizers, digital vapor devices, electronic nicotine delivery systems, hookah pens, and similar devices.

Students who possess or use tobacco or tobacco products as defined in this administrative regulation on school premises or at school-sponsored events shall be subject to the following disciplinary procedures:

1.First Offense:

a.Student conference

b. As appropriate, the district shall provide or refer students in grades 7-12 to tobacco-use intervention and cessation activities. (Health and Safety Code 104420)

c.Parent/guardian contact.

2.Second Offense:

a.Parent/guardian contact.

b.One- to two-day suspension or detention alternative to suspension.

3.Third and Subsequent Offenses:

a.One to five-day suspension.

b.Transfer.

c.Disciplinary probation with behavioral contract.

(cf. 6164.2 - Guidance/Counseling Services)

Tobacco Use Prevention Instruction

The district's tobacco-use prevention program shall provide students in grades 6-12 instruction which addresses the following topics: (Health and Safety Code 104420)

1. Immediate and long-term undesirable physiologic, cosmetic, and social consequences of tobacco use

2.Reasons that adolescents say they smoke or use tobacco

3.Peer norms and social influences that promote tobacco use

4. Refusal skills for resisting social influences that promote tobacco use

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Regulation ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Approved: June 19, 1995 Elk Grove, California

Revised: April 15, 2015