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Sausalito Marin City SD |  BP  3513.3  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Tobacco-Free Schools   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes the health hazards associated with smoking and the use of tobacco products, including the breathing of second-hand smoke, and desires to provide a healthy environment for students and staff.

(cf. 4159/4259/4359 - Employee Assistance Programs)

(cf. 5131.62 - Tobacco)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

The Board prohibits the use of tobacco products at any time in district-owned or leased buildings, on district property and in district vehicles. (Health and Safety Code 104420; Labor Code 6404.5; 20 USC 6083)

This prohibition applies to all employees, students and visitors at any instructional program, activity or athletic event.

Employees and visitors may smoke outside on school or district grounds, except in those areas designated as nonsmoking or otherwise prohibited by law.

Smoking or use of any tobacco-related products and disposal of any tobacco-related waste are prohibited within 25 feet of any playground, except on a public sidewalk located within 25 feet of the playground. (Health and Safety Code 104495)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

48900 Grounds for suspension/expulsion

48901 Prohibition against tobacco use by students

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

39002 Control of air pollution from nonvehicular sources

104350-104495 Tobacco use prevention, especially:

104495 Prohibition of smoking and tobacco waste on playgrounds

LABOR CODE

6404.5 Occupational safety and health: use of tobacco products

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6083 Nonsmoking policy for children's services

7111-7117 Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

PERB RULINGS

Eureka Teachers Assn v. Eureka City School District (1992) PERB Order #955 (16 PERC 23168)

CSEA #506 and Associated Teachers of Metropolitan Riverside v. Riverside Unified School District (1989) PERB Order #750 (13 PERC 20147)

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Health Services: http://www.dhs.ca.gov

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board: http://www.dir.ca.gov/OSHSB/oshsb.html

Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov

Policy SAUSALITO MARIN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 11, 2010 Sausalito, California