Policy 5433 – Tobacco Use by Students

Smoking and the use of tobacco/nicotine in any form by students is expressly prohibited in the schools, on school property, at school-sponsored activities, and on school buses. Students are also prohibited from possessing tobacco products, lighters, matches, electronic cigarettes, or any nicotine delivery device. Only smoking cessation products with a physician’s prescription would be allowed with the KUSD Medication Authorization Form on file.

Definitions for the Purposes of this Policy

Tobacco product: This is any product containing, made, or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, whether chewed, smoked, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means. Examples include but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, dry snuff, moist snuff/chewing tobacco, snus, dissolvables, hookah, and blunt wraps.

Electronic cigarette: This is any oral device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine, lobelia, and/or other substance and the use of inhalation of which simulates smoking. The term shall include any such devices, whether they are manufactured; distributed; marketed; or sold as e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, or under any other product name or descriptor.

Tobacco-related devices: These are ashtrays; cigarette papers; pipes for smoking; or any components, parts, accessories, or electronic cigarettes (including cartridges).

Students violating this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action.


  • Wisconsin Statues
    • Sections: 48.983
    • 101.123 Clean indoor air
    • 120.12(20) Prohibition of tobacco
    • 120.13 School board powers


  • 5430, Student Conduct and Discipline
  • 5473, Student Suspensions
  • 5474, Student Expulsion
  • 5475, Discipline of Students with Disabilities


AFFIRMED: August 13, 1991


  • September 9, 1997
  • August 25, 2009
  • November 25, 2014