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Tobacco Use Prevention and Education Program

  • Tobacco Use Prevention and Education Program (TUPE)

    The TUPE Program provides support, training, technical assistance and information to districts in the development and implementation of tobacco free policies and practices in schools. LEAs last received TUPE entitlement funds in 2008-09 which were to be expended by June 30, 2011. TUPE funds are now only allocated through competitive grants funded via Proposition 99 to districts that are certified as Tobacco Free. TUPE grant opportunities are released by the California Department of Education in the fall.

    For information on the Tobacco Free Certification Process, list of Certified Tobacco Free School Districts and COE's, Tobacco Free Certification Forms, and sample Tobacco Free Policies and Administrative Regulations, please visit: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/tobaccofreecert.asp

    The Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California offers low cost Tobacco Free materials, including the signage required to become Tobacco Free Certified: https://www.tecc.org/

  • The policy language that CDE would like to see LEAs adopt reads as follows:

    "The ________ School Board prohibits the use of products containing tobacco and/or nicotine, including, but not limited to, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew, clove cigarettes, and nicotine delivery devices, such as electronic cigarettes, any time, in charter school or school district-owned or leased buildings, on school or district property, and in school or district vehicles. However, this section does not prohibit the use or possession of prescription products, or other cessation aids such as nicotine patches or nicotine gum. Student use or possession of such products must conform to laws governing student use and possession of medications on school property. Other vapor emitting electronic devices, such as electronic hookah, with or without nicotine content, that mimic the use of tobacco products, are also prohibited."

California Healthy Kids Surveys

Live Oak Elementary Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Live Oak Elementary Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

Pajaro Valley Unified Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Pajaro Valley Unified Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

San Lorenzo Valley Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

San Lorenzo Valley Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

Santa Cruz City Elementary Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Santa Cruz City Elementary Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

Santa Cruz County Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Santa Cruz County Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

Scotts Valley Unified Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Scotts Valley Unified Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report

Soquel Union Elementary Elementary 2014-2015 Main Report

Soquel Union Elementary Secondary 2014-2015 Main Report


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