About the Indicator:
School disciplinary incidents involving tobacco were obtained by school
district, then aggregated to the county level. Percentages are found
by totaling each county's tobacco-related incidents and dividing them
by the total amount of disciplinary incidents for that county. Each incident is counted only once; if multiple reasons per incident were reported, only the most serious reason is counted.
The Minnesota Department of Education recommends each school district follow its own definitions in the discipline policy to address the possession, use, distribution or sale of tobacco products on school grounds, school-sponsored events and on transportation to and from school or other school transportation. More detail over what may be considered a tobacco product can be found at Minnesota Statutes Section 297F.01, Subd. 19
Minnesota Department of Education Data Center
Description: The Minnesota Department of Education's Data Center provides reports and data on students, schools, districts, teachers, and education-related organizations.
Sponsored by: MN Department of Education
Geographic Level: School district, County, State, Region
Frequency: Data collected and reported annually
Characteristics: Each year districts report all disciplinary
incidents that result in an out-of-school suspension/removal of one day
or longer and expulsions/exclusions.