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2009 New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants

Background

More than $32.8 million in grants have been awarded to 18 states and the District of Columbia as part of a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to support schools in creating safer and healthier learning environments. Following is a list of grantees and individual abstracts for the awarded programs.

Since 1999 the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice have collaboratively funded and supported the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative. The SS/HS Initiative is a discretionary grant to implement a coordinated SS/HS comprehensive plan of activities, curricula, programs, and services that focus on creating safe school environments, promoting healthy childhood development, and preventing youth violence and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use, henceforth referred to as the SS/HS comprehensive plan. An eligible applicant is a local educational agency (LEA) or a consortium of LEAs that partner with their local public mental health, law enforcement, and juvenile justice agencies to develop and submit a community-specific SS/HS comprehensive plan that addresses the following five elements:

  • Element One: Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention Activities.
  • Element Two: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Activities.
  • Element Three: Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports.
  • Element Four: Mental Health Services.
  • Element Five: Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning Programs.

The grantee’s SS/HS comprehensive plan is based on community-specific data that identifies needs and gaps related to the five SS/HS elements. The plan’s goals, objectives, activities, curricula, programs, services and staff correspond to the community-specific data, thus no two SS/HS projects are the same.

FY Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) 2009 Grantees

Corning Union High School District
Corning, CA
Bruce Cole, Superintendent
Q184L090267
$727,471

Corning Union High School District (CUHSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Corning Union High School District SS/HS project, Helping Others Pursue Education (HOPE) will serve 1,100 students at three school sites. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Botvin Lifeskills Training, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training, Multisystemic Therapy, and Parent as Teachers. Supporting the Corning Union HSD SS/HS project are Tehama County Department of Education, Corning Police Department, Tehama County Probation Department, and Tehama County Health Agency.

El Rancho Unified School District
Pico Rivera, CA
Norbert Genis, Superintendent
Q184L090379
$1,457,841

El Rancho Unified School District (ERUSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. El Rancho Unified School District is located 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles where 96% of the students are of Hispanic/Latino origin. The ERUSD SS/HS project will serve over 11,000 students and 14 schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services are truancy program, gang/crew intervention, Too Good for Violence, Too Good for Drugs, Towards No Drug, Olweus Bullying Prevention, mental health screening and services, and security equipment. Supporting the El Rancho SS/HS project are Los Angeles County Department of Probation, Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, and El Rancho USD Police Department.

Escondido Union School District
Escondido, CA
Jennifer Walters, Superintendent
Q184L090288
$1,444,942

Escondido Union School District (EUSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The EUSD SS/HS project will serve 5 middle schools and 8 high-risk elementary schools in the district. The project will also focus on at-risk children ages zero to five in the community. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Peace Controls, Positive Action, Strengthening Families, Incredible Years, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the EUSD SS/HS project are San Diego County Health and Human Services, North Inland and Children’s Mental Health Services, San Diego County Probation Department, and the Escondido Police Department.

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools
Nevada City, CA
Holly A. Hermansen, Superintendent
Q184L090486
$1,406,136

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Nevada County SS/HS project, STARS -- Student Assistance Resources and Services will provide services to 10 Nevada County school Districts. Lead by the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, the SS/HS consortium includes the school districts of: Chicago Park Elementary School, Clear Creek, Grass Valley School, Pleasant Ridge Unified Elementary, Ready Springs Unified, Twin Ridges Elementary School, Nevada City Elementary School, Nevada Joint Union High School, and Union Hill Elementary School. The project will serve nearly 13,000 students.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Second Step, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Steps to Respect, Project Alert, after-school and summer programs, and mental health services. Supporting the Nevada County SS/HS consortia project are Nevada County Behavioral Health, Nevada County Probation, Nevada City Police Department, Grass Valley Police Department, and Nevada County Sheriff.

Willits Unified School District
Willitis, CA
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Q184L090198
$731,992

Willits Unified School District (WUSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Willits Unified School District is located in rural Mendocino County. The WUSD SS/HS project is a consortium of three school districts, led by WUSD, it includes Laytonville Unified School District and Round Valley Unified School District. The WUSD SS/HS application will serve nearly 2900 youth in the kindergarten through 12th grade.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services are security equipment, safety assessments, Reconnecting Youth, Parent Project, mentoring, Second Step, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the WUSD SS/HS project are Mendocino County Health Human and Human Services Agency, Mendocino County Probation Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Round Valley Tribal Police and Willits Police Department.

Yolo County Office of Education
Woodland, CA
Jorge Ayala, Superintendent
Q184L090373
$714,319

Yolo County Office of Education was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Yolo County Office of Education SS/HS project will serve over 1,300 of the County’s most at-risk youth. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Aggression Replacement Training, group and individual counseling, mentoring, after school clubs, Functional Family Therapy and teen parent education programs. Supporting the SS/HS project are Yolo County Probation Department, Woodland Police Department, and Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health.

Washington Latin Public Charter School
Washington, DC
Martha Cutts, Head of School
Q184L090374
$721,102

Washington Latin Public Charter School (WLPCS) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The WLPCS SS/HS project is a consortium of six DC charter schools that include Howard Road Academy, Eagle Academy, NIA Community, KAMIT Institute for Magnificent Achievers and KIPP DC. The SS/HS consortia will serve approximately 1800 students ranging from preschool through high school. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include safety audits, Second Step, Safe Dates, Botvin’s LifeSkills Program, Guiding Good Choices, and Incredible Years. Supporting the WLPCS consortia SS/HS project are Metropolitan Police Department, DC Court Social Services, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, and Department of Mental Health.

Madison County School District
Madison, FL
Lou S. Miller, Superintendent
Q184L090360
$729,347

Madison County School District (MCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Madison County School District is located in rural north Florida. The MCSD SS/HS project will serve over 2,900 students in 9 schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include safety and emergency equipment, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Positive Action, mentoring, school-based mental health services, and Triple P—Positive Parenting Program. Supporting MCSD SS/HS project are Madison County Sheriff’s Office, City of Madison Police Department, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Madison County Health Department.

Rockdale County Public Schools
Conyers, GA
Samuel T. King, Superintendent
Q184L090411
$1,145,240

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Rockdale County Public Schools is located in a fast growing suburban community just east of Atlanta. The RCPS SS/HS project, STARS -- Supporting Tomorrow’s Achievers Rising to Success -- and will serve its nearly 16,000 students in its 22 schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include CHOICES Program, Readiness and Emergency Management assessments, mentoring; school- based mental health services, and Active Parenting program. Supporting the Rockdale County SS/HS project are Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Gwinnett-Rockdale-Newton Community Service Board, and Rockdale County Department of Juvenile Justice.

Perry Central Community School Corporation
Leopold, IN
Mary F. Roberson, Superintendent
Q184L090440
$729,132

Perry Central Community School Corporation (PCCSC) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The PCCSC SS/HS project is a consortium which includes the neighboring Tell City-Troy Township School Corporation. Both are located in Perry County in rural, southern Indiana. The PCCSC SS/HS project will serve nearly 3,000 students from these two districts in preschool through grade twelve and includes children served by community preschools and child care centers.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: Too Good for Violence, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies, Too Good for Drugs, school-based mental health services, Family Outreach Coordinator, and The Incredible Years. Supporting the PCCSC project are Indiana State Police, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Tell City Police Department, Southern Hills Counseling Center, and Perry Circuit Court.

Alton Community Unit School District #11
Alton, IL
David C. Elson, Superintendent
Q184L090301
$879,211

Alton Community Unit School District #11 (ACUSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Alton Community Unit School District #11 serves over 7,000 students across 6 communities, 2 counties and 100 square miles of unincorporated territory. The ACUSD SS/HS project will serve all schools in the district; Alton Middle School students demonstrate a preponderance of need in the comparison to other schools in the district.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: attendance early intervention teams, School Resource Officers, Guiding Good Choices, parent training, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Aggression Replacement Therapy and school-based mental health services. Supporting the ACUSD SS/HS project are Illinois Department of Human Services, Alton Police Department, and Madison County Probation.

Wabash Community Unit School District #348
Mt. Carmel, IL
Tim Buss, Superintendent
Q184L090331
$705,734

Wabash Community Unit School District #348 (WCUSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The WCUSD SS/HS project will serve more than 1,700 students in four district schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, after-school program, prevention awareness campaigns, individual and group counseling, and parent trainings. Supporting the WCUSD SS/HS project are Wabash County Juvenile Justice Council, Mt. Carmel Police Department, and the Wabash County 708 Board.

Marshalltown Community School District
Marshalltown, IA
Marvin Wade, Superintendent
Q184L090433
$1,390,660

Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The MCSD SS/HS project will serve 5,100 students in 10 schools throughout the district. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Aggression Replacement Therapy, security equipment, Life Skills, Positive Behavior Supports, mental health screening and services. Supporting the Marshalltown SS/HS project are Marshalltown Police Department, Juvenile Court Services, and Center Associates Mental Health Center.

Ashland Independent School District
Ashland, KY
Stephen E. Gilmore, Superintendent
Q184L090242
$729,972

Ashland Independent School District (AISD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Ashland Independent School District is nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along the banks of the Ohio River in northeastern Kentucky. The AISD SS/HS project, P.A.R.T.N.E.R.S. -- Providing Activities, Resources, and Training to Enhance Resiliency and Safety will serve over 3,000 students in the district as well as students attending the Holy Family Catholic School.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services are Character Counts, Too Good for Drugs, Too Good for Violence, Early Childhood STEP, mentoring, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the AISD SS/HS project are Ashland City Police Department, Boyd County District Court, and Ashland-Boyd County Health Department.

Recovery School District - LDE
New Orleans, LA
Mr. Paul Vallas, Superintendent
Q184L090255
$1,434,068

The Recovery School District was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Recovery School District SS/HS project, PARK -- Protecting At-Risk Kids is designed to meet the needs of at-risk youth, families and schools of New Orleans. The SS/HS project will serve over 12,000 students in thirty-three low-performing schools in New Orleans. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Too Good for Drugs, Too Good for Violence, PATHS, Reconnecting Youth, Parenting Wisely, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Parents as Teachers, Nurse-Family Partnership and therapeutic counseling. Supporting the Recovery SS/HS project are New Orleans Police Department, Metropolitan Human Services District, New Orleans Public Health Department and New Orleans Juvenile Court.

Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District
Wilbraham, MA
Paul C. Gagliarducci, Superintendent
Q184L090445
$731,899

The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District (HWRSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The HWRSD SS/HS project will serve all children birth through 12th grade. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include implementing research-based curriculum to reduce substance abuse, violence and conflict programs, expanding the district’s student assistance program, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the Hampden-Wilbraham RSD SS/HS project are Hampden County Juvenile Probation Department, the Wilbraham and Hampden Police Departments, and the Western Mass Area Department of Mental Health.

Vicksburg Warren School District
Vicksburg, MS
Dr. James Price, Superintendent
Q184L090263
$1,463,456

The Vicksburg Warren School District was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Vicksburg Warren SS/HS project SYNC (Schools and Youth in a Networked Community) will serve 14 schools and over 9,000 students in the City of Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: Too Good for Violence, Too Good for Drugs, conflict resolution, G.R.E.A.T., Second Step, Project Alert, Parenting Wisely, mentoring, school-based mental health services, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. Supporting the SS/HS project are Vicksburg Police Department, Warrant County Sheriff’s Department, Warren County Juvenile Court, and Warren-Yazzo Community Mental Health Services.

Helena School District One
Helena, MT
Dr. Bruce Messinger, Superintendent
Q184L090210
$1,364,186

Helena School District One (HSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Helena School District #1 is located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, 500 miles from the nearest cosmopolitan centers. The HSD SS/HS project will serve about 8,000 students in its 17 schools. Some of the HSD SS/HS proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include mentoring, Second Step, school-based mental health services, Teen Screen, and Parent as Teachers. Supporting the HSD SS/HS project are Helena Police Department, Judicial District #1 Juvenile Probation, and the Center for Mental Health.

Trenton Public Schools
Trenton, NJ
Rodney Lofton, Superintendent
Q184L090161
$1,454,223

Trenton Public Schools was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Trenton SS/HS project will serve all 21 schools in the district, focusing on those students at highest risk of violence, substance abuse, and mental health problems. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include nurse/family partnership, after-school programming, mentoring, Functional Family Therapy and crisis prevention planning and training. Supporting the Trenton SS/HS project are Trenton Police Department, Juvenile Justice Commission, and Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Care.

Broome-Delaware-Tioga Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) Binghamton, NY
Allen D. Buyck, Superintendent
Q184L090208
$1,402,892

The Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES SS/HS project SHARE -- Safe Healthy Assets Require Education, will serve over 28,000 students in the regions public schools as well as their families. The SHARE project is a consortium of nine school districts in the region – Binghamton City, Chenango Forks Central, Chenango Valley Central, Johnson City Central, Maine-Endwell Central, Union-Endicott Central, Vestal Central, Windsor Central and Whitney Point Central.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Families and Students Together, Parents and Children Together, Strengthening Families, professional development, and student and family counseling. Supporting the Broome-Delaware-Tioga SS/HS project are Broome County Probation, Broome County Sheriff’s Office, and the Broome County Office of Mental Health.

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) New Hartford, NY
Howard Mettleman, Superintendent
Q184L090194
$1,462,996

The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Board of Cooperative Services (BOCES) is a consortium of eleven districts -- Brookfield, Clinton, Holland Patent, New York Mills, New Hartford, Oriskany, Remsen, Sauquoit Valley, Westmoreland, Waterville, and Whitesboro. The project will serve more than 15,000 students, 1,319 teachers, and 54 administrators across 35 buildings.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: School Resource Officers, Second Step, Project Alert, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison SS/HS project are Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, Oneida County Department of Probation and the Oneida County Department of Mental Health.

Sodus Central School District
Sodus, NY
Susan Salvaggio, Superintendent
Q184L090378
$731,992

Sodus Central School District (SCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. Sodus Central School District is located in rural Wayne County, New York. The SCSD SS/HS Project will serve over 1,200 students in the district’s four buildings. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include student assistance program, Seven Challenges Program, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Second Step, after school enrichment clubs, school-based mental health services, family mentoring, and parenting support. Supporting the SCSD SS/HS project are Wayne County Department of Probation and Correction Alternatives, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, and Wayne Behavioral Health network.

Union Springs Central School District
Union Springs, NY
Linda Rice, Superintendent
Q184L090395
$1,435,968

Union Springs Central School District (USCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The Central New York Rural SS/HS project is a consortium of 5 rural districts lead by USCSD and includes the school districts of Union Springs Central, Cato-Meridian Central, Jordan-Elbridge Central, Moravia Central and southern Cayuga Central. The USCSD SS/HS consortia project will serve nearly 5,900 students and families.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: mentoring, School Resource Officers, Safe Dates, Second Step, safety audits, LifeSkills, Guiding Good Choices, Strengthening Families, and school-based counseling. Supporting the WCES SS/HS project are Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, and Cayuga County Family Court.

Burke County Public Schools
Morganton, NC
David C. Burleson, Superintendent
Q184L090291
$1,452,040

Burke County Public Schools (BCPS) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The BCPS SS/HS project will serve over 14,000 students in its 30 schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include Second Step, family mentoring, behavior coaching, Positive Behavior Supports, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Supporting the Burke County SS/HS project are Burke County Sheriff’s Office, Burke County Juvenile Justice, and ACCESS Care.

Wood County Educational Services Center
Bowling Green, OH
Douglas M. Garman, Superintendent
Q184l090192
$1,364,627

Wood County Educational Services Center (WCESC) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The WCESC SS/HS project SHAPES -- Shaping Healthy Atmospheres that Promote Education and Safety is a consortia project that includes school districts of: Bowling Green City, Eastwood, Elmwood, Lake, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, and Rossford.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: Safety and Security Assessments, parental awareness of ATOD, LifeSkills, Olweus Bullying Prevention, Incredible Years, Intervention Assistance Teams, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the WCES SS/HS project are Wood County Sheriff’s Office, Wood County Juvenile/Probate Court, the Wood County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental health Services Board.

Kershaw County School District
Camden, SC
Frank E. Morgan, Superintendent
Q184L090275
$1,431,287

Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The KCSD SS/HS project will serve over 10,000 students in the district’s 18 schools. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services are security equipment, School Resource Offices, Positive Behavior Supports, truancy prevention staff, parenting support, Youth Court and school-based mental health counselors. Supporting the KCSD SS/HS project are Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, SC Department of Juvenile Justice, and Santee-Wateree Mental Health Center.

Saluda County School District
Saluda, SC
Dr. David M. Mathis, Superintendent
Q184L090235
$711,500

Saluda County School District (SCSD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The SCSD SS/HS project will serve 2,120 students in the districts six schools. The county is a rural area with a large and growing Hispanic population. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include after-school programs, school safety planning, evidence-based violence and drug prevention curriculum, and school-based mental health services. Supporting the SCSD SS/HS project are Saluda County Sheriff’s Office, SC Department of Juvenile Justice, and Beckman Mental Health Center.

Mission Consolidated Independent School District
Mission, TX
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Q184L090011
$1,457,901

Mission Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The MCISD SS/HS project is designed to serve 19 campuses, students kindergarten through twelfth grade. Mission is located in Hidalgo County along the Texas-Mexico border in an Empowerment Zone. It is a rural and economically depressed area.

Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: School Based Resource Management Teams, Peacebuilder, LifeSkills, School-Community Liaisons, Parent Coordinators, Truancy Officers and school-based mental health services. Supporting the MCISD SS/HS project are the Mission Police Department, Juvenile Justice Court and Tropical Texas Behavioral Health.

Albemarle County Public Schools
Charlottesville, VA
Pamela Moran, Superintendent
Q184L090484
$1,456,378

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) was selected to receive a 2009 SS/HS grant award. The ACPS along with Charlottesville School District will implement a SS/HS consortia project. The Albemarle consortia SS/HS project will serve 35 schools and almost 17,000 students. Some of the proposed activities, curricula, programs and services include: Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, security equipment, Second Step, Responsive Classrooms, LifeSkills, school-based mental health services, and High/Scope Curriculum. Supporting the ACS SS/HS project are Albemarle Police Department, Charlottesville Police Department, Region Ten Community Service Board, and Sixteenth District Court Services Unit.


 
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