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Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

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.


Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative FY 2007 New Grant Awards

ALABAMA

Montgomery Montgomery County Public Schools
Contact: John Dilworth, Superintendent
(334) 223-6710

$1,382,253
CALIFORNIA
Carpinteria Carpinteria Unified School District
Contact: Cindy Abbott, Assistant Superintendent
(805) 684-4511
$641,594
La Mesa Grossmont Union High School District
Contact:          Michael Lewis, Assistant Superintendent
(619) 644-8042
$1,415,283
Lemoore Central Union Elementary School District
Contact:          Ron Seaver, Superintendent
(559) 924-3405
$692,861
Lennox Lennox School District
Contact:          Bruce McDaniel, Superintendent
(310) 695-4000
$1,254,165
Paradise Paradise Unified School District
Contact:          Steve Jennings, Superintendent
(530) 872-6400
$1,423,771
San Francisco San Francisco Unified School District
Contact:          Gwen Chan, Superintendent
(415) 241-6121

$2,142,797
COLORADO
Westminster Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Contact:          Gary Price, District Grants Administrator
(720) 972-4079
$1,966,799
FLORIDA
Fort Lauderdale School Board of Broward County
Contact:          James Notter, Interim Superintendent
(754) 321-2600
$1,917,314
Kissimmee School District of Osceola County
Contact:          Blaine Muse, Superintendent
(407) 870-4008

$2,002,160
GEORGIA
Eastman Dodge County Board of Education
Contact:          Aubrey Corbitt, Superintendent
(478) 374-3783
$713,847
ILLINOIS
Chicago Chicago Public School District #299
Contact:          Albert Sanchez, Interim Director
(773) 553-1542
$2,115,569
East Saint Louis East Saint Louis District #189
Contact:          Dr. Theresa Saunders, Superintendent
(618) 646-3002
$1,331,069

KENTUCKY

Albany   Clinton County Board of Education
Contact:          Mickey McFall, Superintendent
(606) 387-6480
$704,429
LOUISIANA
Monroe Monroe City Schools
Contact:         Dr. James Dupree
(318) 325-0601
$1,029,159

MAINE

Sanford Sanford Maine School District
Contact:          Jack Turcotte, Superintendent
(207) 324-2810
$714,325
MINNESOTA
Roseville Independent School District 623
Roseville Area Schools
Contact:          John Thein, Superintendent
(651) 635-1615
$2,142,976

NEW MEXICO

Farmington Farmington Municipal Schools
Contact:          Janel Ryan, Superintendent  
(505) 324-9840
$1,421,011

NEW YORK

Schenectady Schenectady City School District
Contact:          Eric Ely, Superintendent
(518) 370-8100 ext. 107
$1,426,269

SOUTH DAKOTA

Mission Todd County School District
Contact:          Richard Bordeaux, Superintendent
(605) 856-4457
$714,257
TEXAS
Austin Austin Independent School District
Contact:          Dr. Pascal Forgione, Superintendent
(512) 414-2482
$2,100,309
Hidalgo Donna Independent School District
Contact:          Joe Gonzalez, Superintendent
(956) 464-1642
$1,352,913
New Braunfels Comal Independent School District
Contact:          Kathy Williams, Special Programs Coordinator
(830) 221-2114
$1,426,078
VERMONT
Lyndonville Caledonia North Supervisory Union
Contact:          Shirley Richardson, Interim Superintendent
(802) 626-6100
$709,079
WASHINGTON
Vancouver Educational Service District #112
Contact:          Twyla Barnes, Superintendent
(360) 750-7500
$1,421,284
WISCONSIN
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools
Contact:          William Andrekopoulos, Superintendent
(414) 475-8001
$2,139,433

WYOMING

Casper Natrona County School District #1
Contact:          James Lowham, Superintendent
(307) 577-0222
$1,153,960

Total FY 2007 New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants: $ 37,454,964


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