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POLICY ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS

The use or possession of tobacco products or non-tobacco products made to resemble tobacco products is not permitted on school property in elementary and JR/SR high school levels.  The use of tobacco products or non-tobacco products made to resemble tobacco products is strictly prohibited throughout the Mossyrock School District grounds and buildings or in connection with any school activity, no matter its location.  The use of tobacco or non-tobacco products cannot be used on or in close proximity to school district facilities.  Lunchtime is considered part of the school day.

Use of Tobacco on School Property #5336

The Board of Directors recognizes that to protect students from exposure to the addictive substance of nicotine, employees and officers of the school district, and all members of the community, have an obligation as role models to refrain from tobacco use on school property.

Smoking or any other use of tobacco products shall be prohibited on school district property.  This shall include all district buildings, grounds, and district-owned vehicles.

MINOR IN POSSESSION LAWS

The law provides that any juvenile, age 13 or over but under 18, who is convicted of  “Minor in Possession” or “Minor in Consumption” violations of alcohol and/or illegal drugs, will not be able to obtain a driver’s license or instruction permit from the Department of Licensing until the age of 17 or one year, whichever is longer.  For a second conviction, the revocation period is until age 18 or one year, whichever is longer.

WEAPONS - Policy # 4210 (RCW 9.41.280 RCW 28A600.420)

It is a violation of district policy and state law for any student to carry a firearm or dangerous weapons (including but not limited to guns, knives, air guns, num chukkas, throwing stars, sling shot, sand club, or metal knuckles (RCW 9.41.250) on school premises, school provided transportation, or areas or other facilities being used for school activities.

A violation will result in:        

1.  Notification of student’s parent or guardians.

     2.  Notification of appropriate law enforcement agency.

3.  Students who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline, including a one (1) year expulsion for a violation involving a firearm.

The Superintendent may modify the one year expulsion on a case by case basis.

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