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OSDFS ANNOUNCES 2005 SAFE SCHOOLS/HEALTHY STUDENTS GRANT AWARDS

Since 1999, the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice have collaborated on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative. The SS/HS Initiative is a discretionary grant program that provides students, schools, and communities with federal funding to implement an enhanced, coordinated, comprehensive plan of activities, programs, and services that focus on promoting healthy childhood development and preventing violence and alcohol and other drug abuse. Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) or a consortium of LEAs, in partnership with their community's local public mental health authority, local law enforcement agency, and local juvenile justice entity, are able to submit a single application for federal funds to support a variety of activities, curriculums, programs, and services.

The SS/HS Initiative draws on the best practices of education, justice, social services, and mental health systems to provide integrated and comprehensive resources for prevention programs and prosocial services for youth. To apply for SS/HS, FY 2005 grantees and their partners proposed an integrated, comprehensive, communitywide, and community-specific plan to address the problems of school violence and alcohol and other drug abuse. This plan focused on six elements:

  • Element 1: Safe school environment.
  • Element 2: Alcohol and other drugs and violence prevention and early intervention programs.
  • Element 3: School and community mental health preventive and treatment intervention services.
  • Element 4: Early childhood psychosocial and emotional development programs.
  • Element 5: Supporting and connecting schools and communities.
  • Element 6: Safe school policies.

SS/HS grantee's comprehensive plans are designed to provide students, schools, and families with a network of effective services, supports, and activities that help students develop the skills and emotional resilience necessary to promote positive mental health, engage in prosocial behavior, and prevent violent behavior and drug use; create schools and communities that are a safe, disciplined, and drug-free environment; and engage parents, community organizations, and social services agencies to help develop an infrastructure that will institutionalize and sustain successful grant components after federal funding has ended.

SS/HS grant applicants are eligible for 3 consecutive years of funding. Continuation funding is subject to the availability of federal funds and progress achieved by the grantee. The maximum yearly award for SS/HS grants is $1 million for rural school districts and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools, $2 million for suburban school districts, and $3 million for urban districts.

In making awards under this grant program, the federal SS/HS partners may (1) take into consideration the geographic distribution and diversity of activities addressed by the projects, in addition to the rank order of the applicant's scores, and (2) in accordance with Section 75.217 (d) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, ensure equitable distribution of grants under this initiative among urban, suburban, rural, and BIA LEAs. Contingent on the availability of funds, the federal SS/HS partners may make additional awards in fiscal year (FY) 2006 from the rank-ordered list of scores of unfunded applicants from this competition.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

FY 2005 New Grant Awards         

ALASKA  

 

 

Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District  $908,690
 

Contact: Harry Martin, Superintendent
(907) 247-2109

 

 

ARIZONA

 

   
Vail    Vail School District #20    $1,408,449
 

Contact:  Calvin Baker, Superintendent
(520) 762-2004

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

   
Georgetown   Black Oak Mine Unified School District  $901,961
  Contact: Rob Shamberg, Superintendent
(530) 333-8300
 
     
San Diego   San Diego County Schools  $2,605,358
  Contact: Lora Duzyk,
Asst. Superintendent
(858) 292-3618
 
     
Watsonville Pajaro Valley Unified School District $2,833,093
  Contact: Mary Anne H. Mays Ed.D. Superintendent
(831) 786-2135
 
     
Oroville  Butte County Office of Education $1,755,804
 

Contact: Don McNelis, Superintendent
(530) 532-5761

 

 
Pomona Pomona Unified School District  $2,902,497
  Contact: Patrick D. Leier, Superintendent
(909) 397-5060  X3854
 
     
Costa Mesa Orange County Superintendent of Schools $2,483,598
  Contact: John L. Nelson
Assoc. Superintendent
(714) 966-4310
 
     
Ontario Ontario-Montclair School District  $2,840,253
  Contact: Sharon P. McGehee Superintendent
(909) 459-2500  X6445
 
     
Costa Mesa   Newport-Mesa Unified School District   $2,744,545
 

Contact:  Robert J. Barbot, Ed.D., Superintendent
(714) 424-5031

 

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

   
Washington  Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School   $2,748,408
 

Contact:  Linda McKay
Executive Director
(202) 397-3044

 

 

FLORIDA

 

   
Miami   School Board of Miami - Dade County $1,797,643
 

Contact: Rudolph F. Crews Ed.D.
(305) 995-1430

 

 

GEORGIA

 

   
Ashburn Turner County Board of Education  $955,400
 

Contact:  Ray Jordan, Superintendent
(229) 567-3338

 

 

IDAHO

 

   
Rexburg Madison School District $955,584
 

Contact:  Geoffery Thomas Ed.D., Superintendent
(208) 359-3300

 

 

ILLINOIS

 

   
West Chicago West Chicago Elementary Schools District #33  $1,504,036
 

Contact:        Dr. Ed Lemon, Superintendent
(630) 293-6000 X204

 

 
INDIANA    
Evansville    Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation $2,808,255
 

Contact: Dr. Bart McCandless, Superintendent
(812) 435-8477

 

 

IOWA

 

   
Keosauqua  Van Buren Community Schools $919,524
 

Contact:  Dick Barton, Superintendent
(319) 293-3334

 

 

LOUISIANA

 

   
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish School System  $2,810,598
 

Contact:        Charlotte Placide, Superintendent
(225) 922-5618

 

 

MAINE

 

   
Hiram   Maine School Administrative District 55   $952,631
 

Contact:        Sylvia Pease, Superintendent
(207) 625-8683

 

 

MARYLAND

 

   
Westover   Somerset County Schools $1,212,053
 

Contact:  Dr. Karen-Lee Brofee, Superintendent
(410) 621-6266

 

 

MICHIGAN

 

   
Flint  Flint Community Schools $2,776,371
 

Contact:  Ira Rutherford, Superintendent
(810) 760-1249

 

 

MINNESOTA

 

   
New London  New London - Spicer Public Schools ISD #345 $951,417
  Contact: Paul Carlson, Superintendent
(320) 354-2252
 

NEW JERSEY

 

   
Newark Newark Public Schools $2,565,985
  Contact: Marion A. Bolden, Superintendent
(973) 733-7333
 

NEW MEXICO

 

   
Magdalena Alamo Navajo School Board Inc. $557,404
 

Contact: Genevieve Apachito, President
(505) 854-2543

 

 

NEW YORK

 

   
Uniondale  Uniondale Union Free School District  $1,853,421
 

Contact: Dr. William K. Lloyd, Superintendent
(516) 560-8824

 

 
Rome   Rome City School District   $2,613,319
 

Contact:  Thomas Gallagher, Superintendent
(315) 334-7400

 

 

OHIO

 

   
Sparta  Highland Local Schools $819,796
 

Contact: Timothy Hillborn, Superintendent
(419) 768-2185

 

 
Springfield  Springfield City Schools  $2,567,124
 

Contact: E. Jean Harper, Superintendent
(937) 328-2078

 

 

OREGON

 

   
Hillsboro Hillsboro School District    $2,813,356
 

Contact: Jeremy Lyon Ph.D., Superintendent
(503) 844-1500

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

   
Lancaster   School District of Lancaster  $2,147,864
 

Contact:  Rita D. Bishop, Superintendent
(717) 291-6121

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

   
Lancaster   Lancaster County School District  $894,523
 

Contact:  Patricia Burns, Superintendent
(803) 286-6972

 

 
Mullins Marion County School District #2 $813,679
 

Contact: James Hall, Superintendent     
(843) 464-3700

 

 

TEXAS

 

   
New Braunfels  New Braunfels Independent School District $1,762,311
 

Contact:  Ron Reaves Ed.D. Superintendent
(830) 643-5700

 

 
Round Rock Round Rock Independent School District  $2,399,330
 

Contact:  Dr. Thomas H. Gaul, Superintendent
(512) 464-5000

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

   
Bristol Bristol Tennessee City Schools $2,736,680
 

Contact:    Dr. Steve Dixon, Director of Schools
(423) 652-9201

 

 
Cleveland Bradley County School District  $2,773,238
 

Contact:   Robert Taylor,
Director of Schools
(423) 476-0620

 

 
Memphis Shelby County Schools  $1,824,048
 

Contact: Bobby G. Webb Ed.D. Superintendent
(901) 321-2521

 

 

WISCONSIN

 

   
Wautoma Wautoma Area School District $959,569
 

Contact:  Jeff Kasuboski
District Administrator
(920) 787-1389

 

 

WASHINGTON

 

   
Lacey North Thurston Public Schools $1,851,026
 

Contact: Dr. James E. Koval, Superintendent
(360) 412-4413

 

 
Anacortes Northwest Educational Services District #189 $2,638,966
 

Contact:  Dr. Gerald W. Jenkins, Superintendent
(360) 299-4003

 

 
Total FY 2005 New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants: $76,367,807

                 

     


 
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