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Tobacco/Nicotine: Possession, Paraphernalia, Use

Asterisk (*) Indicates Additional Required action for any Consequence to ensure Student Due Process

Required actions for ALL infractions Listed Below:

  • Staff/Student Contact in Student Information System
  • Administrative/Parent Contact/Conference
  • Copy of the Referral provided to Parent/Guardian

Possession, use, and/or distribution of tobacco, including all tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and nicotine liquid containers anywhere on a school campus or at a school related event is prohibited. In addition, students found in possession, distributing, or using tobacco are subject to the provisions of the Tobacco Policy.

This violation pertains to any tobacco products made or derived from tobacco that are intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product. This includes among other products, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, dissolvable or smokeless tobacco. E-cigarette means any electronic oral devices, or any part of it, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or any other product, name or descriptor; but does not include any product regulated as a drug or device by the US Food and Drug Administration. Nicotine liquid container means a bottle or other container of any substance containing nicotine where the substance is sold, marketed, or intended for use in an e-cigarette.

Tobacco Intervention and support resources may be available. Contact the school counselor or the Health and Wellness Teams for more information. (Schools must document resources provided and referrals made.)

Tobacco/Nicotine are NOT a Hearing Violation

Consequences/Disposition - Elementary

Pre-K to 3rd

  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • Do not exceed maximum consequences for 4th-5th Grade.
  • General practice for PK-3 is a suspension of no more than 3 days for a single incident and no referral to hearing.
  • Additional consequences allowed with Associate approval

4th - 5th

  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • 1st Violation - refer for tobacco intervention*
  • 2nd & On-going Violation - Up to 1 day Suspension


  • Utilize intervention strategies
  • 1st Violation - Refer for Tobacco Intervention*
  • 2nd & On-going Violation - Up to 1 day Suspension