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Petaluma City Schools |  BP  5131.62  Students

Tobacco & Nicotine Use   

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The Board of Education recognizes that tobacco use presents health hazards and desires to discourage students' use of tobacco products.

(cf. 3513.3 - Tobacco-Free Schools)

Students shall not smoke, chew or possess tobacco or nicotine products on school property or during school hours, at school-sponsored events, or while under the supervision of district employees. Students who violate this prohibition shall be subject to disciplinary procedures which may result in suspension from school.

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

All students shall receive instruction on the effects of smoking on the human body.

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

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

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

104420 Implementation of tobacco use prevention program

Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California

revised: February 4, 2020