School Policies

According to The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, "A national survey in 2013 found that 4.5 percent of eighth graders, 9.1 percent of tenth graders, and 16.3 percent of twelfth graders had smoked in the past month. Unfortunately, this problem can begin long before high school or even junior high."

The model tobacco-free school campus policy effectively prevents and reduces youth tobacco use among their students. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has good information of how school can help kids stay tobacco free. Learn more.

Alabama Public School System Tobacco Policies

The State of Alabama, State Board of Education revised the Administrative Code on Public School Governance that "effective with the 1995-1996 school year and thereafter, local boards of education must adopt a uniform policy prohibiting the use to tobacco products on school property and prescribing specific penalties for violation this policy."

In 2011, 132 Alabama Public School systems were evaluated to identify schools without a tobacco dress code policy. A school dress code includes a tobacco dress code prohibits students from wearing clothing with pictures, writing, and/or symbols promoting the use of tobacco. The 2011 evaluation found that 73% of surveyed schools do not allow tobacco related clothing articles having either have a tobacco dress code or uniform policy. View information on the evaluation project.

View the County Policies and City Policies

 

County School System Policies

Enacted

Revised

Autauga | Dress Code

5/16/1986

1/25/1996

Baldwin | Dress Code

2/15/1996

 

Barbour

 

 

Bibb | Dress Code

7/26/1999

 

Blount | Dress Code

5/3/1993

6/3/1996

Bullock | Dress Code

 

 

Butler | Dress Code

1/23/1996

 

Calhoun | Dress Code

11/20/1997

8/23/2001

Chambers | Dress Code

1/17/1996

6/17/1998

Cherokee

 

 

Chilton | Dress Code

6/18/1996

5/15/2001

Choctaw | Dress Code

6/22/1987

8/10/1994

Clarke | Dress Code

11/3/1987

 

Clay

 

 

Cleburne

2/4/2002

 

Coffee | Dress Code

 

 

Colbert | Dress Code

2/15/1987

6/8/1995

Conecuh

 

 

Coosa | Dress Code

 

 

Covington | Dress Code

 

 

Crenshaw | Dress Code

7/25/1996

1/21/2003

Cullman | Dress Code

5/2/1996

5/4/2000

Dale | Dress Code

9/11/2001

 

Dallas | Dress Code

9/1/1999

 

DeKalb | Dress Code

7/1/2001

 

Elmore | Dress Code

 

 

Escambia | Dress Code

10/1/1995

 

Etowah | Dress Code

1/1/2003

 

Fayette | Dress Code

3/6/1984

7/9/1996

Franklin | Dress Code

 

 

Geneva | Dress Code

8/7/1990

1/16/2002

Greene

10/26/1998

 

Hale

 

3/12/1996

Henry | Dress Code

1/16/1997

 

Houston | Dress Code

 

1/1/2002

Jackson | Dress Code

 

 

Jefferson | Dress Code

5/28/1992

8/22/2002

Lamar | Dress Code

8/4/1986

11/5/2001

Lauderdale | Dress Code

8/13/1995

 

Lawrence | Dress Code

7/6/1987

7/11/2002

Lee | Dress Code

 

 

Limestone | Dress Code

2/20/1986

5/6/1996

Lowndes | Dress Code

9/4/1987

1/10/2002

Macon | Dress Code

1/18/2001

 

Madison | Dress Code

6/1/1996

4/1/2002

Marengo

8/17/1995

6/26/1997

Marion | Dress Code

4/21/1995

 

Marshall | Dress Code

10/16/1995

3/9/1998

Mobile

9/15/1997

 

Monroe

1/10/1986

5/10/2000

Montgomery

 

 

Morgan | Dress Code

3/26/1987

2/8/2001

Perry

 

 

Pickens

 

 

Pike | Dress Code

1/21/2002

 

Randolph

 

 

Russell | Dress Code

 

 

Shelby | Dress Code

1/1/1993

 

St. Clair | Dress Code

 

 

Sumter | Dress Code

8/5/2003

 

Talladega | Dress Code

 

 

Tallapoosa | Dress Code

 

 

Tuscaloosa | Dress Code

 

 

Walker | Dress Code

11/16/1999

 

Washington | Dress Code

 

 

Wilcox

 

 

Winston | Dress Code

8/14/1995

 


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City School System Policies

Enacted

Revised

Albertville | Dress Code

 

 

Alexander City | Dress Code

 

 

Andalusia | Dress Code

 

 

Anniston

8/10/1995

 

Arab | Dress Code

12/14/1995

 

Athens | Dress Code

11/5/1978

4/11/2002

Attalla | Dress Code

5/11/1993

8/7/1995

Auburn | Dress Code

8/13/2002

 

Bessemer | Dress Code

7/1/2003

 

Birmingham | Dress Code

10/13/1992

5/11/2003

Boaz | Dress Code

 

 

Brewton

 

 

Cullman | Dress Code

1/1/1995

7/22/2002

Daleville | Dress Code

2/13/1995

 

Decatur | Dress Code

 

 

Demopolis | Dress Code

 

 

Dothan | Dress Code

6/20/1995

 

Elba | Dress Code

9/5/1991

 

Enterprise | Dress Code

5/31/2000

 

Eufaula | Dress Code

 

 

Fairfield | Dress Code

8/27/1990

 

Florence | Dress Code

8/17/1995

 

Fort Payne | Dress Code

 

 

Gadsden | Dress Code

12/5/1995

 

Geneva

 

 

Guntersville | Dress Code

10/26/1993

1/23/1996

Haleyville | Dress Code

7/11/1995

4/23/2001

Hartselle

2/1/1993

5/1/2001

Homewood | Dress Code

1/20/1998

1/16/2001

Hoover | Dress Code

 

 

Huntsville | Dress Code

 

 

Jacksonville

 

 

Jasper | Dress Code

8/28/1995

 

Lanett | Dress Code

7/31/2002

 

Leeds | Dress Code

 

 

Linden

 

 

Madison | Dress Code

4/6/2000

 

Midfield

 

 

Mountain Brook | Dress Code

1/22/1979

12/11/1995

Muscle Shoals

12/11/2000

 

Oneonta | Dress Code

8/1/1998

11/1/2002

Opelika | Dress Code

 

 

Opp

 

 

Oxford | Dress Code

 

 

Ozark | Dress Code

3/9/1999

 

Pell City | Dress Code

8/31/1995

6/29/1999

Phenix City

 

 

Piedmont | Dress Code

 

 

Roanoke | Dress Code

7/14/1987

 

Russellville | Dress Code

7/15/1993

8/7/1998

Saraland | Dress Code

 

7/21/2009

Scottsboro | Dress Code

 

10/2/1995

Selma | Dress Code

3/14/1991

7/13/1995

Sheffield | Dress Code

11/20/1995

 

Sylacauga | Dress Code

1/29/1991

6/26/1995

Talladega | Dress Code

10/21/2002

 

Tallassee | Dress Code

 

 

Tarrant | Dress Code

9/26/2000

 

Thomasville | Dress Code

6/20/1995

 

Troy | Dress Code

5/18/1998

6/18/2001

Trussville

 

 

Tuscaloosa | Dress Code

 

 

Tuscumbia | Dress Code

9/25/1995

8/2/2001

Vestavia Hills | Dress Code

 

 

Winfield

8/3/2001

 

 

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