Message from Dr. David J. Vierra, Superintendent
Antelope Valley Union High School District
As a Member of the American Cancer Society Leadership Board, I encourage each of you to visit this website, along with the ACS main webpage.
I am pleased to coordinate with the Community Services Director for the Antelope Valley Community Office of the American Cancer Society to provide information to our employees on topics such as cancer prevention, patient and family support groups, and early detection and treatment. Volunteer Information and periodic informational updates will be posted to this site to help educate our entire district family.
The Antelope Valley Union High School District is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to offer this helpful and informational page to our employees, families and friends. This web page will focus on updates, articles, and helpful links particular to the Antelope Valley Community.
Be sure to visit the American Cancer Society webpage directly for expanded details and information on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
NO TOBACCO AT AVUHSD SCHOOLS!
The Governing Board recognizes the health hazards associated with smoking and the use of tobacco products, including the breathing of second-hand smoke, and desires to provide a healthy environment for students and staff.
The Board prohibits the use of tobacco products at any time in district-owned or leased buildings, on district property and in district vehicles. This prohibition applies to all employees, students and visitors at any instructional program, activity or athletic event.
Smoking or use of any tobacco-related products, and disposal of any tobacco-related waste, are prohibited within the boundaries of any playground. Notifications Information about the district's tobacco-free schools policy and enforcement procedures shall be communicated clearly to employees, parents/guardians, students and the community. Signs stating "Tobacco use is prohibited" shall be prominently displayed at all entrances to school property. The district’s tobacco-free schools policy shall also be announced at athletic events.
Enforcement/Discipline: Any employee or student who violates the district's tobacco-free schools policy shall be asked to refrain from smoking and shall be subject to disciplinary action as appropriate. Any other person who violates the district's policy on tobacco-free schools shall be informed of the district's policy and asked to refrain from smoking. If the person fails to comply with this request, the Superintendent or designee may:
1. Direct the person to leave school property.
2. Request local law enforcement assistance in removing the person from school premises.
3. If the person repeatedly violates the tobacco-free schools policy, prohibit him/her from entering district property for a specified period of time.
View the complete policies at the district's document share site, under Board Policies.
Business and Non-instructional Operations BP 3513.3(a) Business and Non-instructional Operations AP/BP 3513.3(a). See full reference codes including but not limited to Health and Safety Code 104420,104495; Labor Code 6404.5; 20 USC 6083.