My school's policy is that students can only have a water bottle during class. However, only a few teachers follow this policy while others are more relaxed about it. (Some teachers allow drinks besides water, like tea or coffee, and other teachers allow food. Some teachers even allow students to have lunch during class!) In the first year that I taught in my high school, I didn't follow school policy and I let them have snacks during class. I regretted this decision, and since then, I have been following school policy exactly. If a student brings in coffee, I have them put it up front and have them pick it up after class. I don't think many teachers in my school follow this policy so I'm wondering if it's too strict. I do drink tea during class, so I'm not sure if it's unfair for the students. What is your policy?