WHAT IS TUPE?
TUPE stands for Tobacco Use Prevention Education. TUPE programs are funded by the state government through the California Department of Education due to rising concerns over teen vaping and tobacco use. To learn more, visit the CDE’s Website on the TUPE Program Overview.
Here are some sample vaping devices that are currently popular among youth. Most can be purchased for $20-$30. The legal age for purchasing these products is 21 years old.
OUR TUPE PROGRAMS
|Alternative to Suspension
Parent education events will be offered to help inform parents on the latest in teen tobacco use trends and vaping devices. Spanish translation will be provided upon request.
Youth make great advocates! Students will be invited to join a peer educator club on their middle school campus (at lunch or after school, depending on the school site). These youth will be trained to raise awareness among their peers about the benefits of staying tobacco free.
ALTERNATIVE TO SUSPENSION
This program is for students with first-time offenses for tobacco or nicotine possession or use on their school campus. Families can choose to opt into this program in place of a full suspension for violating the code below.
“Students shall not possess, smoke, or use tobacco or any product containing tobacco or nicotine while on campus, while attending school-sponsored activities, or while under the supervision and control of district employees.” (Education Code 48900, 48901)
*If you have concerns that your child is smoking or vaping and would like the support of our programs, please email Galit Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator- Student Services
(650) 312 - 7248