Students shall not be permitted to have tobacco, tobacco products, or smoking object/device in their possession or to smoke on any school grounds or School Board property, or in school or Board facilities during the school day, or at school activities held in school facilities after school hours, or when riding school buses.  School campus shall include the elementary or secondary school building and other buildings on that campus.  School Board property shall include any portable buildings, field houses, stadiums, equipment storage areas, school vehicles, vacant land, or any property owned, operated, or leased by the Board.  Parental permission to smoke does not exempt a student from this policy. 




Violations shall subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action and the student may also be referred to cessation counseling services.


Students under the age of eighteen (18) who are found with tobacco products on school grounds, on a school bus, or at a school related activity shall be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies for prosecution under state law.




Parents and students shall be informed of this policy through written notice, student handbooks, and policy manuals.


Revised:  January 8, 2013



Ref:    20 USC 6083 (Nonsmoking Policy for Children's Services)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:91.8, 17:240, 17:416, 40:1291.3, 40:1291.11

Board minutes, 1-20-98, 7-7-98, 1-8-13


Avoyelles Parish School Board