Does coconut need to be avoided in a “nut aware” school?

No, coconut is not actually a nut. The tree nuts of main concern are almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts (filberts), macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts (pignolias), pistachio nuts and walnuts.

Can someone have an allergic reaction by smelling peanuts?

Smell alone cannot result in a systemic reaction. However, a reaction can occur if airborne peanut proteins are inhaled. Peanut protein must enter the body for a systemic reaction to occur. The mouth is the usual route, but in rare