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It is the policy of the Lake Washington School District to prohibit the use of all tobacco products on public school property.
For purposes of this policy, the term "tobacco" shall include any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarettes, or any other lighted smoking equipment or material, or the chewing or sniffing of a tobacco product.
Application of the Policy
Staff, students, parents, contracted personnel and visitors are prohibited from using tobacco products on school property. This applies to organizations or individuals leasing or using District property. This includes inside buildings, on school grounds, in personal vehicles on school property and in District-owned vehicles.
This policy shall be in effect at all times, including the school day, before and after school, evening/weekend events (sports events, dances, etc.).
This policy shall go into effect on September 1, 1991.
This policy is in accord with state statute:
RCW 28A.210.30: Prohibition on use of tobacco products on school property. To protect children in the public schools of this state from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine, each school district board of directors shall adopt a written policy mandating a prohibition of the use of all tobacco products on public school property. A total ban on the use of all tobacco products shall be enforced by September 1, 1991. The policy may allow for exemptions from this prohibition with regard to alternative educational programs.
September 1, 1991