1004.3 Tobacco/Nicotine-Free Environment

The Spirit Lake Community School District is a tobacco/nicotine free district property.

The use of tobacco and nicotine products; including, but not limited to, cigarettes, nicotine chew, snus, dissolvables, vaping devices and/or other nicotine products that are not approved by the Federal Drug Administration for tobacco cessation; on District property or within 300 feet; including in District buildings, on District grounds, in District transportation vehicles, or at any District activity; is prohibited.

This policy extends to all students, employees, volunteers and visitors. This policy applies at all times, including during school-sponsored events and during non-school-sponsored events.

Persons violating this policy shall be asked to cease using the tobacco and/or nicotine product, properly dispose of the tobacco and/or nicotine product and refrain from using tobacco and/or nicotine products in the future. Persons failing to abide by this request shall be required to leave the District premises immediately.

It is the district’s intention to provide education, encouragement and assistance for all students, employees and community members in making a personal choice to refrain from tobacco/nicotine use while within or upon any/all district property. This will allow students, employees and community members to share the responsibility for creating a healthy environment, in which we all live, learn and grow. It will be the right and responsibility of all students, employees and community members to observe and support this policy through personal commitment and advocacy.

It shall be the responsibility of all District personnel, and specifically District administrators, to enforce this policy.


Approved: 2/12/90

Reviewed: 1/14/02

Revised: 11/16/11; 7/8/13; 

               7/14/14; 4/8/19; 12/9/19