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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy

Emily Griffith Technical College is an area career/technical school governed by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education and by regulations established by the Colorado Community College System.

These DPS Board policies require the school to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226 in federal law). The school has adopted the following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program:

I. Standard of Conduct

Students and employees shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use or abuse of alcohol, and/or illicit drugs on school property or use as a part of school activities.

II. Legal Sanctions for Violation of the Standards of Conduct

Any student or employee who is convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of illicit drugs, and/or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, and federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of up to $100 to life imprisonment and/or a fine of $8,000,000. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.

III. Penalties Which May Be Imposed by the School

Students and/or employees who violate the standard of conduct policy will be subject to disciplinary action under employee and student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, a requirement to complete an appropriate rehabilitation or re-entry program, expulsion from school or termination of employment, and/or referral to authorities for prosecution.

IV. Health Risks Associated with Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse

Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse include, but are not limited to, malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, and low birth weight babies with drug addictions.

V. Available Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation or Re-entry Programs

Information on available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry programs is available at the school counseling office or the Colorado Department of Health.

DPS security and Principal of EGHS or Director of Student Services of EGTC will handle violations of this policy. Human Resources will handle violations of this policy for employees, the number is 720-423-4714.