Section 25-1.5-101(1)(h) of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) provides the Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability with the authority to establish and enforce sanitary standards for schools in the State of Colorado. Utilizing this authority, the Division promulgated the Rules and Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado. The most current version of these regulations was adopted in October of 2005. These regulations are enforced by the Division in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mineral, Moffat, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. In all other counties, the local public health agency has the authority to inspect schools through a delegation of authority. Some counties inspect schools on a routine basis while other counties respond to complaints only.
For more information on cost-effective, affordable measures to protect the health of students and staff, visit the US Environmental Protection Agency and access their "Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments."