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Tuolumne COE |  AR  3513.3  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Tobacco-Free Schools   

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Information about the County Superintendent of Schools Office tobacco-free schools policy and enforcement procedures shall be communicated clearly to employees, parents/guardians, students, and the community. (Health and Safety Code 104420)

(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)

The Superintendent or designee may disseminate this information through annual written notifications, district and school web sites, student and parent handbooks, and/or other appropriate methods of communication.

(cf. 1113 - District and School Web Sites)

Signs stating "Tobacco use is prohibited" shall be prominently displayed at all entrances to County Office property. (Health and Safety Code 104420)


Any employee or student who violates the County Office's tobacco-free schools policy shall be asked to refrain from smoking and shall be subject to disciplinary action as appropriate.

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 5144 - Discipline)

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

Any other person who violates the County Office's policy on tobacco-free schools shall be informed of the district's policy and asked to refrain from smoking. If the person fails to comply with this request, the County Superintendent or designee may:

1. Direct the person to leave County Office property

2. Request local law enforcement assistance in removing the person from the premises

3. If the person repeatedly violates the tobacco-free schools policy, prohibit him/her from entering County Office property for a specified period of time

(cf. 1250 - Visitors/Outsiders)

(cf. 3515.2 - Disruptions)

The Superintendent or designee shall not be required to physically eject a nonemployee who is smoking or to request that the nonemployee refrain from smoking under circumstances involving a risk of physical harm to the district or any employee. (Labor Code 6404.5)


approved: June 10, 2011 Sonora, California