The School Committee is committed to having a smoke and tobacco free
environment for all members of the school community; therefore, all
forms of tobacco use are prohibited on all District property.
of any tobacco products by staff, students, and members of the public
is prohibited in all school buildings, on school grounds, and on school
buses.Use of tobacco products is also prohibited in all other vehicles
used in athletic events, field trips, club outings, etc. In addition,
tobacco use by students is banned at all school-sponsored events, even
when this use does not take place on school grounds.
Student possession, use, or distribution of any tobacco products is
prohibited. Students violating this policy will be subject to
disciplinary procedures and will be provided with additional educational
material and counseling. Programs for prevention, intervention, and
referral are encouraged, as are educational programs to supplement the
District’s health curriculum.
Students should be aware that the penalties for violation of this
tobacco policy, as they affect athletic participation as mandated by the
Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, may be lengthier
than penalties imposed by the school.
Region Voted to Approve: 12/12/06
Amherst Voted to Approve: 1/16/07
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/05/07
Effective Date: 1/16/07