Tobacco-Free Environmet

Highest Rating Earned
Posted on 02/05/2024
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We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious certificate from the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, recognizing our district's outstanding commitment to a tobacco-free environment.


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently released its comprehensive Tobacco-Free Report Card, evaluating K-12 public school districts across the state. The report categorized districts from Category 1 (lowest) to Category 4 (highest), and we are proud to share that Royal Oak Schools stands tall with the highest rating.


This accomplishment is a testament to the meticulous efforts our district has invested in crafting and implementing robust tobacco policies. In the face of the growing popularity of e-cigarettes (vapes) and other next-generation tobacco products, it is crucial that we remain dedicated to preventing youth tobacco use. Our achievement in earning the highest MDHHS rating showcases Royal Oak Schools as a leader in fostering a healthy and tobacco-free environment for our students.


The MDHHS recognizes our district's policies as among the most comprehensive in the state, underscoring the impact of our collective commitment to the well-being of our youth. We view this accomplishment not only as a recognition of our past achievements but as a responsibility to continue spearheading initiatives that safeguard our students against the dangers of tobacco use.


Certificate of Recognition


In recognition of this milestone, we are pleased to share with you the Certificate of Recognition from the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities. This certificate serves as a symbol of our dedication to youth tobacco use prevention and is an acknowledgment of the positive contributions Royal Oak Schools has made to the broader community.


For those interested in additional resources on tobacco prevention, we encourage you to connect with our local community coalition, the Royal Oak Community Coalition, led by Executive Director Melissa Morris. You can reach out via email at [email protected] or by phone at (248) 435-8440.