1.        Purpose

The Board welcomes the public at activities and events sponsored by the school district, but the Board also acknowledges its duty to maintain order and preserve school facilities during such events.

2.        Definition

        35 P.S.

      Sec. 1223.5

3.   Authority

      SC 511, 775

For purposes of this policy, tobacco includes a lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other smoking product or material and smokeless tobacco in any form.

The Board has the authority to prohibit, at a school event, the attendance of any individual whose conduct may constitute a disruption. The Board prohibits gambling and the possession and use of controlled substances, alcoholic beverages and weapons on school premises.

4.  Guidelines

35 P.S.

Sec. 1223.5

20 U.S.C.

Sec. 7183

SC 1302.1-A,


Title 22

Sec. 10.2, 10.22

18 Pa. C.S.A.

Sec. 6305

Pol. 805.1

SC 1303-A

Pol. 805.1

      35 P.S.

      Sec. 1223.5

A schedule of fees for attendance at school events shall be prepared by the Superintendent or designee and adopted by the Board.


The Board prohibits tobacco use by any persons in its school buildings and on any property, buses, vans and vehicles that are owned, leased or controlled by the district.

The Superintendent or designee may report incidents involving the sale of tobacco to minors by any person on school property, at any school-sponsored activity or on a conveyance providing transportation to or from a school or school-sponsored activity to the local police department that has jurisdiction over the school’s property, in accordance with state law and regulations, the procedures set forth in the memorandum of understanding with local law enforcement and Board policies.

In accordance with state law, the Superintendent shall annually, by July 31, report all incidents of possession, use or sale of tobacco by any person on school property to the Office for Safe Schools, on the required form.

The district shall annually notify staff, parents/guardians and members of the public about the district’s tobacco policy by publishing such in handbooks, newsletters, posted notices and other efficient methods.

      43 P.S.

      Sec. 953

      28 CFR

      Sec. 35.136

      Pol. 718

Free Admittance

Senior citizens who are district residents and are sixty (60) years of age or older shall be admitted without charge.to all school athletic events.

Service Animals

Individuals with disabilities may be accompanied by their service animals while on district property for events that are open to the general public in accordance with Board policy and state and federal law and regulation.


School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 511, 775, 1302.1-A, 1303-A

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 10.2, 10.22, 403.1

Sale of Tobacco – 18 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 6305

School Tobacco Control – 35 P.S. Sec. 1223.5

Pennsylvania Human Relations Act – 43 P.S. Sec. 953

Pro-Children Act of 2001 – 20 U.S.C. Sec. 7181 et seq.

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability, Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations – 28 CFR Part 35

Board Policy – 718, 805.1

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