D51 pot pamphlets in the mail
The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado may allow residents 21 or older to possess small amounts of marijuana when it takes effect, but marijuana won’t be allowed in District 51 schools, said District 51 School Board President Greg Mikolai.
“Board policy is clear on the use of a controlled substance and discipline for use of a controlled substance” in schools, Mikolai said at the start of Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. “Amendment 64 changes nothing in that sense.”
Board policy allows schools to suspend or expel students caught with pot or other illegal drugs at school. Marijuana possession remains illegal under federal law.
Amendment 64 would only impact the oldest students in District 51 because Colorado Revised Statutes bans schools from offering open enrollment to students after they pass age 21.
The school board adopted an anti-Amendment 64 resolution Oct. 16. Earlier that month, school board members decided to delay release of a pamphlet for parents that contains information about the detriments of marijuana use because the board did not anyone to misconstrue the mailer as a state tax revenue-funded attempt against Amendment 64. The pamphlets will be mailed today.