Can school boards regulate smoking at school and the use of tobacco by students?

A school board is allowed to govern, regulate, or restrict smoking at school by its students during the time the students are either on school property or participating in school-related activities. These are the times during which the school has a certain amount of jurisdiction over student behavior. Even if the students in question are considered legally old enough to use tobacco, the school board still has the right to regulate smoking at school while the students are under their jurisdiction.

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Do students have a right to participate in school athletics?

Participation in school athletics is not a right, but a privilege, for students who attend the school. While rights to a public education is universal, school athletics are not considered a mandatory part of that education. Thus, it’s not seen as a fundamental right of the student to be allowed to participate in these sort of activities.

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