Policy KGC

Smoking is prohibited

  • in the interior of indoor facilities owned or leased or contracted for and utilized for the provision of regular kindergarten, elementary, or secondary educational or library services to children;
  • on every public school bus and all other vehicles used by the division for transporting students, staff, visitors, or other persons; and
  • in every indoor facility, or portion of such facility, owned or leased or contracted for and utilized for the provision of regular or routine health care, day care, or early childhood development (Head Start) services.

For purposes of this policy, “smoking” means the carrying or holding of any lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind, or any other lighted smoking equipment, or the lighting, inhaling, or exhaling of smoke from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette of any kind.

Each principal shall post signs stating "No Smoking," or containing the international "No Smoking" symbol, consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a bar across it, clearly and conspicuously in every school cafeteria or other dining facility in the school.

Designated Smoking Areas
The School Board may direct the Superintendent to issue regulations designating smoking areas on school grounds outside buildings.

Electronic Cigarettes
Students are prohibited from possessing electronic cigarettes on school buses, on school premises and at school-sponsored activities.

All other persons are prohibited from using electronic cigarettes on school premises and school vehicles.

Adopted: September 16, 2014

Legal Refs.:

20 U.S.C. §§ 6083, 7183.

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §§ 15.2-2820, 15.2-2824, 15.2-2827, 22.1-78, 22.1-79.5, 22.1-279.6.

Cross Ref.:

JFCH/GBEC Tobacco-Free School for Staff and Students

GBECA Electronic Cigarettes

KG Community Use of School Facilities

KGB Public Conduct on School Property