The Muscogee County Board of Education recognizes that the use of tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smokeless tobacco, etc.) and/or vapor products (e-cigarette, electronic vaping device, personal vaporizer, electronic nicotine delivery system which simulates tobacco smoking) is a health, safety and environmental hazard for students, employees, visitors and school facilities therefore, the use of such is not permitted on school district property at any time by Muscogee County School District employees, students, volunteers, parents or visitors.
Smoking shall be prohibited at any time in any school building or property owned, leased, or operated by the school district, or at any time in any school-owned vehicle, including any school bus. This includes school buildings of any type, athletic fields, Kinnett Stadium, other outdoor areas designated as non-smoking, school buses, or any Muscogee County School District vehicles. In addition, this prohibition includes the use of other tobacco products and vapor products.
This policy shall apply when on duty for the school district, including when employees are directly instructing or supervising students. Direct supervision includes coaching, band directing, acting as a sponsor or advisor of a club or similar school organization and other instructional roles.
This prohibition shall include: unlawful use, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance, being under the influence of any controlled drug, narcotic substance, or any mind-altering substance or intoxicant (illegal or legal), specifically including any product with cannabidiol (CBD), whether hemp or cannabis and regardless of the amount of THC in the product or the extent to which it is legal or illegal under state law.
School district employees who violate this policy may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Original Adopted Date: 02/17/2004 | Last Revised Date: 08/19/2019