School Policy Page


The single most important part of a school program is policy. A curriculum that teaches the harmful effects of smoking is not very effective when students see teachers and others smoking on school grounds. Many Kansas schools are adopting tobacco-free grounds policies that are in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include sporting event venues.

An exemplary school tobacco policy would include the following

  • Prohibits tobacco use on all school grounds and school-owned property 24 hours a day by any student, staff or visitor and includes an enforcement component.
  • Prohibits tobacco industry advertising, marketing and sponsorship on school property, at school functions and in school publications.
  • Uses signage to advertise policy.
  • Offers a cessation program for anyone in violation of the policy.
  • Prohibits exhibition of tobacco-related gear or paraphernalia.
  • Prohibits school acceptance of gifts or funds from the tobacco industry.

Congratulations to the many school districts in Kansas that have enacted school tobacco policies. Below is a list of school districts that have adopted comprehensive tobacco-free school grounds policies that prohibit tobacco use by students, staff and visitors in all school buildings and on all school property (grounds and school vehicles) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • ERIE USD 101
  • REPUBLIC COUNTY USD 109
  • THUNDER RIDGE USD 110
  • TURNER-KANSAS CITY USD 202
  • PIPER-KANSAS CITY USD 203
  • BONNER SPRINGS USD 204
  • BLUESTEM USD 205
  • REMINGTON-WHITEWATER USD 206
  • NORTON USD 211
  • NORTHERN VALLEY USD 212
  • ULYSSES USD 214
  • LAKIN USD 215
  • DEERFIELD USD 216
  • ELKHART USD 218
  • MINNEOLA USD 219
  • BARNES USD 223
  • CLIFTON-CLYDE USD 224
  • FOWLER USD 225
  • MEADE USD 226
  • JETMORE USD 227
  • HANSTON USD 228
  • GARDNER-EDGERTON USD 231
  • DE SOTO USD 232
  • OLATHE USD 233
  • FORT SCOTT USD 234
  • SMITH CENTER USD 237
  • NORTH OTTAWA COUNTY USD 239
  • TWIN VALLEY USD 240
  • WALLACE COUNTY USD 241
  • WESKAN USD 242
  • LEBO-WAVERLY USD 243
  • LEROY-GRIDLEY USD 245
  • NORTHEAST USD 246
  • CHEROKEE USD 247
  • GIRARD USD 248
  • FRONTENAC USD 249
  • PITTSBURG USD 250
  • SOUTHERN LYON COUNTY USD 252
  • EMPORIA USD 253
  • BARBER CO NORTH USD 254
  • SOUTH BARBER USD 255
  • MARMATON VALLEY USD 256
  • HUMBOLDT USD 258
  • WICHITA USD 259
  • HAYSVILLE USD 261
  • VALLEY CENTER USD 262
  • MULVANE USD 263
  • CLEARWATER USD 264
  • GODDARD USD 265
  • RENWICK USD 267
  • CHENEY USD 268
  • STOCKTON USD 271
  • WACONDA USD 272
  • BELOIT USD 273
  • OAKLEY USD 274
  • JEWELL USD 279
  • CEDAR VALE USD 285
  • CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY USD 286
  • CENTRAL HEIGHTS USD 288
  • OTTAWA USD 290
  • LINCOLN USD 298
  • COMANCHE COUNTY USD 300
  • NESS CITY USD 303
  • SOUTHEAST OF SALINE USD 306
  • ELL-SALINE USD 307
  • SOUTHERN CLOUD USD 334
  • SEAMAN USD 345
  • BALDWIN CITY USD 348
  • WINFIELD USD 465
  • FREDONIA USD 484
  • HERINGTON USD 487
  • LAWRENCE USD 497
  • KANSAS CITY USD 500
  • SHAWNEE MISSION USD 512

The Fort Scott school district is one example of a strong tobacco-free school policy.
USD 234 Fort Scott