877 Tobacco Policy


Published: 2015

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Title 14 Education

800 Health and Safety



877 Tobacco Policy

1.0 Required Policy

In order to improve the health of students and school personnel, each school district and charter school in Delaware shall have a policy which at a minimum:

1.1 Prohibits the use of or distribution of tobacco products in school buildings, on school grounds, in school leased or owned vehicles, even when they are not used for student purposes, and at all school affiliated functions.

1.2 Includes procedures for communicating the policy to students, school staff, parents, guardians or Relative Caregivers, families, visitors and the community at large.

1.3 Makes provisions for or refers individuals to voluntary cessation education and support programs that address the physical and social issues associated with nicotine addiction.

2.0 The Tobacco Policy Shall Apply to

2.1 Any building, property or vehicle leased, owned or operated by a school district, charter school or assigned contractor.

2.1.1 School bus operators under contract shall be considered staff for the purpose of this policy.

2.2 Any private building or other property including automobiles or other vehicles used for school activities when students and staff are present.

2.3 Any non educational groups utilizing school buildings or other educational assets.

2.4 Any individual or a volunteer who supervises students off school grounds.

3.0 No School or School District Property May Be Used for the Advertising of any Tobacco Product

4.0 Reporting Requirements and Timelines

4.1 Each public school district and charter school shall have an electronic copy of its current tobacco policy on file with the Department of Education.

4.2 Each public school district and charter school shall provide an electronic copy of any tobacco policy within ninety (90) days of such revision(s) regardless of whether said revisions were made as a result of changes to Federal, state or local law, regulations, guidance or policies.

1 DE Reg. 1807 (5/1/98)

6 DE Reg. 1504 (5/1/03)

11 DE Reg. 1463 (05/01/08)