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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Regulation 5-45.2

STUDENTS

Use of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Nicotine Vapor or Alternative Nicotine Products

Students are prohibited from possessing, smoking and/or using tobacco products or nicotine vapor or alternative nicotine vapor products (sometimes referred to as electronic cigarettes) at all times while on School Board owned property, in School Board owned vehicles, in any vehicle parked on School Board property, at school-sponsored or school-related activities, or while going to or coming home from school. Students who are in violation of this Regulation will be disciplined as set forth below:

  1. First Offense

    The student will be given one day in-school suspension and referral to school nurse for health-related concerns. Student will meets with principal or designee to talk about what has happened and what will happen if there is a second offense. Parent/legal guardian of minor student will be contacted to explain the tobacco prohibitions and the consequences for subsequent offenses.

  2. Second Offense

    The student will be given five days out-of-school suspension.

  3. Third Offense

    The student will be referred to the Office of Student Leadership for long-term suspension of up to one year in accordance with provisions of School Board Regulation 5-21.1 and will be suspended pending the outcome of the recommendation. The principal may refer the student to the Substance Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP) in lieu of the long-term suspension as provided in School Board Regulation 5-45.1.

  4. Fourth Offense

    The student will be referred to the Office of Student Leadership for long-term suspension of up to one year in accordance with the provisions of School Board Regulation 5.21.1 and will be suspended pending the outcome of the recommendation. The Superintendent or designee will notify the Virginia Beach Police Department when a student less than 18 years of age is suspended for a tobacco-related offense.

Approved by Superintendent: July 16, 1991
Revised by Superintendent: January 19, 1993 (Effective July 1, 1993)
Revised by Superintendent: September 21, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: June 6, 2000
Amended by School Board: August 19, 2014