State Board

BP 19-30 – Drug Free Schools

Drug Free Schools

BP 19-30

APPROVED: July 12, 1990
EFFECTIVE: October 1, 1990
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: February 11, 2015

REFERENCES: Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226)


/Richard E. Martinez Jr./

Mr. Richard E. Martinez Jr., Chair

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Board to maintain compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, (the “Act”). The Act requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education (“IHE”), state educational agency (“SEA”), or local educational agency (“LEA”) must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This includes providing an annual notice to all students and employees and a biennial review of college drug and alcohol prevention programs.

In compliance with the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the Colorado Community College System prohibits the unlawful manufacture, dispensation, possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance (illicit drugs and alcohol) of any kind and in any amount. These prohibitions cover any individual’s actions that are part of any college activities, including those occurring while on college property or in the conduct of college business away from the campus.


This policy applies to the state system community colleges.


Failure to comply with the law may result in the loss of all federal funds.


The System president shall promulgate procedures as necessary to implement this policy.