School Rules and Policies
SMOKE-FREE, SMOKELESS TOBACCO-FREE AND ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS-FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT (Policy D-1)
In the interest of the health of students, staff and all others who use or visit schools and school district facilities, B.C.’s Tobacco Control Act, makes it illegal to use tobacco on school property at any time. As per section 2.2(2) “a person must not smoke or use tobacco, or electronic smoking products, or hold lighted tobacco, in or on school property”.
Always ban in effect: The law makes tobacco or smokeless products prohibited on school property illegal both during and outside of regular classroom hours.
The law applies to everyone: Students, staff, parents and the general public (including groups that rent school facilities outside of school hours) are affected by the law.
All school district facilities are included in the ban: Tobacco use is not permitted on any part of a property that is owned, leased or operated by a school board, or any property that is used for the purpose of delivering educational or other learning programs.
All Okanagan Similkameen School District employees are responsible for ensuring the law and board policy are followed in the best interests of everyone’s health