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New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants

Background

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 2007 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 five elements:

  • Element 1: Safe school environments and violence prevention activities.
  • Element 2: Alcohol and other drug prevention activities.
  • Element 3: Student behavioral, social, and emotional supports.
  • Element 4: Mental health services.
  • Element 5: Early childhood social and emotional learning programs.

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 4 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 based on student enrollment data. The maximum request for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods is $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and $750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students.

On August 28, 2008, the following two awards were obligated (bringing the total number of FY2008 new SSHS awards to 60):

ALABAMA    
Ashville St. Clair County Schools $405,500
  Contact: Jenny Seals
Superintendent
Phone: 205-594-7131
 
MAINE    
Lewiston Lewiston Public Schools $1,162,250
  Contact: Leon Levesque
Superintendent
Phone: 207-795-4100
 

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

FY 2008 New Grant Awards

ALASKA    
Anchorage Chugach School District $ 657,596
  Contact: Robert Crumley
Superintendent
Phone: 907-522-7400
 
     

ARKANSAS

   
Hot Spring Hot Spring School District $747,287
  Contact: Joyce Craft
Superintendent
Phone: 501-624-3372
 
     
ARIZONA  
Flagstaff Painted Desert Demonstration Project $684,079
  Contact: Mark Sorensen
Superintendent
Phone: 602-412-3533
 
     
Surprise Dysart Unified School District $1,494,402
  Contact: Gail Pletnick
Superintendent
Phone: 623-876-7002
 
     
Page Page Unified School District $745,911
  Contact: Jim Walker
Superintendent
Phone: 928-608-4119
 
     
CALIFORNIA  
Alhambra Alhambra Unified School District $1,355,878
  Contact: Donna Perez
Superintendent
Phone: 626-308-2255
 
     
Whittier East Whittier City School District $1,468,046
  Contact: Joe Gillentine
Superintendent
Phone: 562-907-5900
 
     
Redding Shasta County Office of Education $1,185,094
  Contact: Tom Armelino
Superintendent
Phone: 530-225-0227
 
     
Bakersfield Kern County Superintendent of School $1,494,576
  Contact: Larry E. Reider
Superintendent
Phone: 661-636-4624
 
     
Santa Maria Santa Maria Joint Union
High School District
$1,377,715
  Contact: Jeffrey Hern
Superintendent
Phone: 805-928-9916
 
     
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District $2,210,033
  Contact: David L. Brewer, III
Superintendent
Phone: 213-241-1000
 
     
Montebello Montebello Unified School District $2,208,378
  Contact: Edward Valesquez
Superintendent
Phone: 323-887-7900
 
     
COLORADO    
Pueblo Pueblo City Schools $1,475,606
  Contact: J. William Covington
Superintendent
Phone: 719-549-7148
 
     
FLORIDA  
Orlando School Board of Orange County $2,226,502
  Contact: Ronald Blocker
Superintendent
Phone: 401-317-3209
 
     
GEORGIA    
Marietta Cobb County School District $2,139,872
  Contact: Fred Sanderson
Superintendent
Phone: 770-426-3455
 
     
Butler Taylor County Board of Education $668,597
  Contact: Wayne Smith
Superintendent
Phone: 478-862-5224
 
     
Cochran Bleckley County Board of Education $1,494,433
  Contact: William R. Rowe
Phone: 478-934-2821
 
     
IOWA    
Iowa City Iowa City Community School District $1,282,304
  Contact: Lane Plugge
Superintendent
Phone: 319-688-1009
 
     
INDIANA    
Decatur North Adams Community Schools $727,360
  Contact: Wylie Sirk
Superintendent
Phone: 260-724-7146
 
   
Mount Vernon Metropolitan School District
of Mount Vernon
$1,414,828
  Contact: Keith Spurgeon
Superintendent
Phone: 812-838-4471
 
     
Richmond Richmond Community School $1,456,448
  Contact: Allen Bourff
Superintendent
Phone: 765-973-3335
 
     

KANSAS

   
Eudora Eudora Unified School District $745,816
  Contact: Marty Kobza
Superintendent
Phone: 785-542-4910
 
     

KENTUCKY

   
Paris Bourbon Count Schools $747,288
  Contact: Lana Fryman
Superintendent
Phone: 859-987-2180
 
     

MASSACHSUTTES

   
Newton Newton Public Schools $1,493,711
  Contact: Jeff Young
Superintendent
Phone: 617-559-6100
 
     

MICHIGAN

   
Waterford Waterford School District $1,436,365
  Contact: Robert Neu
Superintendent
Phone: 248-706-4860
 
     
Muskegon Public Schools of the City
of Muskegon
$1,463,860
  Contact: Colin Armstrong
Superintendent
Phone: 231-720-2001
 
     
MISSOURI  
Florissant

Hazelwood School District

$1,450,238
  Contact: Chris L.Wright
Phone: 314-953-5000
 
     

MISSISSIPPI

   
Starkville Starkville School District $724,801
  Contact: Phillip Burchfield
Superintendent
Phone: 662-324-4050
 
     
Jackson Jackson Public School District $1,416,823
  Contact: Earl Watkins
Superintendent
Phone: 601-960-8725
 
     
Monticello Lawrence County School District $1,052,488
  Contact: Tony Davis
Superintendent
Phone: 601-587-2506
 
     

MONTANA

   
Ronan Ronan School District #30 $747,288
  Contact: Andrew Holmlund
Superintendent
Phone: 406-676-3390
 
     
NORTH CAROLINA    

Asheboro

Randolph County Schools $1,490,752
  Contact: Donald Andrews
Superintendent
Phone: 336-318-6100
 
     
Burgaw Pender County Schools $1,403,843
  Contact: Allison Sholar
Superintendent
Phone: 910-259-2187
 
     
Salisbury Rowan-Salisbury School System $1,483,697
  Contact: Judy Grissom
Superintendent
Phone: 704-636-7500
 
     
NEW JERSEY    
Clayton Clayton Public Schools $737,334
  Contact: Cleve Bryan
Superintendent
Phone: 856-881-8700
 
NEW MEXICO    
Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Schools $1,425,061
  Contact: Leslie Carpenter
Superintendent
Phone: 505-467-2000
 
     
Albuquerque Albuquerque Public Schools $2,240,026
  Contact: Winston Brooks
Superintendent
Phone: 505-880-3700
 
     
NEW YORK    
New Rochelle City School District of New Rochelle $1,476,784
  Contact: Richard Organisciak
Superintendent
Phone: 914-576-4300
 
     
Albany City School District of Albany $1,465,821
  Contact: Eva C. Joseph
Phone: 518-475-6080
 
     
Plattsburgh Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES $1,083,017
  Contact: Noel Stewart
Superintendent
Phone: 518-561-0100
 
     
Rochester Rochester City School District $1,494,576
  Contact: Jean-Claude Brizard
Superintendent
Phone: 585-262-8525
 
     
OHIO    
Ottowa Putnam County Educational
Service Center
$1,142,419
  Contact: Jan L. Osborn
Superintendent
Phone: 419-523-5951
 
     
Bellaire Bellaire Local School District $631,915
  Contact: John E. Stinoski
Superintendent
Phone: 740-676-1826
 
     
OREGON    
Albany Linn Benton Lincoln Education
Service Center
$1,494,383
  Contact: Susan Waddell
Superintendent
Phone: 541-812-2600
 
     
Klamath Falls Klamath Falls City Schools $1,373,070
  Contact: Cecelia Amuchastegui
Superintendent
Phone: 541-883-4700
 
     
Tigard Tigard-Tualatin School District 23J $1,468,579
  Contact: Rab Saxton
Superintendent
Phone: 503-431-4000
 
     
The Dallas North Wasco Co. School District #21 $730,236
  Contact: Candy Armstrong
Superintendent
Phone: 541-506-3420
 
     
PENNSLVANIA    
Allentown Allentown City School District $1,253,834
  Contact: Karen Angello
Superintendent
Phone: 484-765-4000
 
     
Norristown Norristown Area School District $1,251,120
  Contact: Janet Carol Samuels
Superintendent
Phone: 610-630-5000
 
     
TENNESSEE    
Johnson City Johnson City Public Schools $1,493,821
  Contact: Richard Bales
Director of Schools
Phone: 423-434-5200
 
     
TEXAS    
Temple Temple Independent School District $1,494,077
  Contact: Dr. Dana Marable
Superintendent
Phone: 254-215-8473
 
     
Cuero Cuero Independent School District $741,783
  Contact: Henry Lind
Superintendent
Phone: 361-275-3832
 
     
McAllen McAllen Independent School District $1,494,552
  Contact: Yolanda Chapa
Superintendent
Phone: 956-618-6000
 
     
Pleasanton Pleasanton Independent School District $1,494,576
  Contract: Mr. Bernard Zarosky
Superintendent
Phone: 830-569-1200
 
     
Amarillo Amarillo Independent School District $1,143,677
  Contact: Rod Schroder
Superintendent
Phone: 806-326-1420
 
     
WISCONSIN    
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam Unified School District $1,494,576
  Contact: Donald B. Childs
Superintendent
Phone: 920-885-7470, ext. 111
 
     
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac School District $372,520
  Contact: Gregory Maass
Superintendent
Phone: 920-906-6502
 
     
WYOMING    
Gillette Campbell County School District $1,425,919
  Contact: Boyd Brown
Superintendent
Phone: 307-682-5171
 
 

 

 
Total FY 2008 New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants:

$74,595,591


 
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