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2008 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 2008 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. Beginning in 2007, 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.

FY 2008 grantees are listed below.


Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative FY 2008 New Grant Awards
ALASKA
Anchorage Chugach School District
Contact: Robert Crumley
Superintendent
Phone: 907-522-7400
$ 657,596
ARKANSAS
Hot Spring Hot Spring School District
Contact: Joyce Craft
Superintendent
Phone: 501-624-3372
$747,287
ARIZONA
Flagstaff Painted Desert Demonstration Project
Contact: Mark Sorensen
Superintendent
Phone: 602-412-3533
$684,079
Surprise Dysart Unified School District
Contact: Gail Pletnick
Superintendent
Phone: 623-876-7002
$1,494,402
Page Page Unified School District
Contact: Jim Walker
Superintendent
Phone: 928-608-4119
$745,911
CALIFORNIA
Alhambra Alhambra Unified School District
Contact: Donna Perez
Superintendent
Phone: 626-308-2255
$1,355,878
Whittier East Whittier City School District
Contact: Joe Gillentine
Superintendent
Phone: 562-907-5900
$1,468,046
Redding Shasta County Office of Education
Contact: Tom Armelino
Superintendent
Phone: 530-225-0227
$1,185,094
Bakersfield Kern County Superintendent of School
Contact: Larry E. Reider
Superintendent
Phone: 661-636-4624
$1,494,576
Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District
Contact: David L. Brewer, III
Superintendent
Phone: 213-241-1000
$2,210,033
Montebello Montebello Unified School District
Contact: Edward Valesquez
Superintendent
Phone: 323-887-7900
$2,208,378
Santa Maria

Santa Maria Joint Union High
School District                        
Contact:  Jeffrey Hern, Superintendent
Phone:  805-928-9916

                                                               
$1,377,715
COLORADO
Pueblo Pueblo City Schools
Contact: J. William Covington
Superintendent
Phone: 719-549-7148
$1,475,606
FLORIDA
Orlando School Board of Orange County
Contact: Ronald Blocker
Superintendent
Phone: 401-317-3209
$2,226,502
GEORGIA
Marietta Cobb County School District
Contact: Fred Sanderson
Superintendent
Phone: 770-426-3455
$2,139,872
Butler Taylor County Board of Education
Contact: Wayne Smith
Superintendent
Phone: 478-862-5224
$668,597
Cochran Bleckley County Board of Education
Contact: William R. Rowe
Phone: 478-934-2821
$1,494,433
IOWA
Iowa City Iowa City Community School District
Contact: Lane Plugge
Superintendent
Phone: 319-688-1009
$1,282,304
INDIANA
Decatur North Adams Community Schools
Contact: Wylie Sirk
Superintendent
Phone: 260-724-7146
$727,360
Mount Vernon Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon
Contact: Keith Spurgeon
Superintendent
Phone: 812-838-4471
$1,414,828
Richmond Richmond Community School
Contact: Allen Bourff
Superintendent
Phone: 765-973-3335
$1,456,448
KANSAS
Eudora Eudora Unified School District
Contact: Marty Kobza
Superintendent
Phone: 785-542-4910
$745,816
KENTUCKY
Paris Bourbon Count Schools
Contact: Lana Fryman
Superintendent
Phone: 859-987-2180
$747,288
MASSACHUSETTS
Newton Newton Public Schools
Contact: Jeff Young
Superintendent
Phone: 617-559-6100
$1,493,711
MICHIGAN
Waterford Waterford School District
Contact: Robert Neu
Superintendent
Phone: 248-706-4860
$1,436,365
Muskegon Public Schools of the City of Muskegon
Contact: Colin Armstrong
Superintendent
Phone: 231-720-2001
$1,463,860
MISSOURI
Florissant Hazelwood School District
Contact: Chris L.Wright
Phone: 314-953-5000
$1,450,238
MISSISSIPPI
Starkville Starkville School District
Contact: Phillip Burchfield
Superintendent
Phone: 662-324-4050
$724,801
Jackson Jackson Public School District
Contact: Earl Watkins
Superintendent
Phone: 601-960-8725
$1,416,823
Monticello Lawrence County School District
Contact: Tony Davis
Superintendent
Phone: 601-587-2506
$1,052,488
MONTANA
Ronan Ronan School District #30
Contact: Andrew Holmlund
Superintendent
Phone: 406-676-3390
$747,288
NORTH CAROLINA
Asheboro Randolph County Schools
Contact: Donald Andrews
Superintendent
Phone: 336-318-6100
$1,490,752
Burgaw Pender County Schools
Contact: Allison Sholar
Superintendent
Phone: 910-259-2187
$1,403,843
Salisbury Rowan-Salisbury School System
Contact: Judy Grissom
Superintendent
Phone: 704-636-7500
$1,483,697
NEW JERSEY
Clayton Clayton Public Schools
Contact: Cleve Bryan
Superintendent
Phone: 856-881-8700
$737,334
NEW MEXICO
Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Schools
Contact: Leslie Carpenter
Superintendent
Phone: 505-467-2000
$1,425,061
Albuquerque Albuquerque Public Schools
Contact: Winston Brooks
Superintendent
Phone: 505-880-3700
$2,240,026
NEW YORK
New Rochelle City School District of New Rochelle
Contact: Richard Organisciak
Superintendent
Phone: 914-576-4300
$1,476,784
Albany City School District of Albany
Contact: Eva C. Joseph
Phone: 518-475-6080
$1,465,821
Plattsburgh Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES
Contact: Noel Stewart
Superintendent
Phone: 518-561-0100
$1,083,017
Rochester Rochester City School District
Contact: Jean-Claude Brizard
Superintendent
Phone: 585-262-8525
$1,494,576
OHIO
Ottowa Putnam County Educational Service Center
Contact: Jan L. Osborn
Superintendent Phone: 419-523-5951
$1,142,419
Bellaire Bellaire Local School District
Contact: John E. Stinoski
Superintendent
Phone: 740-676-1826
$631,915
OREGON
Albany Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service Center
Contact: Susan Waddell
Superintendent
Phone: 541-812-2600
$1,494,383
Klamath Falls Klamath Falls City Schools
Contact: Cecelia Amuchastegui
Superintendent
Phone: 541-883-4700
$1,373,070
Tigard Tigard-Tualatin School District 23J
Contact: Rab Saxton
Superintendent
Phone: 503-431-4000
$1,468,579
     
The Dallas North Wasco Co. School District #21
Contact: Candy Armstrong
Superintendent
Phone: 541-506-3420
$730,236
PENNSLVANIA
Allentown Allentown City School District
Contact: Karen Angello
Superintendent
Phone: 484-765-4000
$1,253,834
Norristown Norristown Area School District
Contact: Janet Carol Samuels
Superintendent
Phone: 610-630-5000
$1,251,120
TENNESSEE
Johnson City Johnson City Public Schools
Contact: Richard Bales
Director of Schools
Phone: 423-434-5200
$1,493,821
TEXAS
Temple Temple Independent School District
Contact: Dr. Dana Marable
Superintendent
Phone: 254-215-8473
$1,494,077
Cuero Cuero Independent School District
Contact: Henry Lind
Superintendent
Phone: 361-275-3832
$741,783
McAllen McAllen Independent School District
Contact: Yolanda Chapa
Superintendent
Phone: 956-618-6000
$1,494,552
Pleasanton Pleasanton Independent School District
Contact: Bernard Zarosky
Superintendent
Phone: 830-569-1200
$1,143,677
Amarillo Amarillo Independent School District
Contact: Rod Schroder
Superintendent
Phone: 806-326-1420
$1,143,677
WISCONSIN
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam Unified School District
Contact: Donald B. Childs
Superintendent
Phone: 920-885-7470, ext. 111
$1,494,576
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac School District
Contact: Gregory Maass
Superintendent
Phone: 920-906-6502
$372,520
WYOMING
Gillette Campbell County School District
Contact: Boyd Brown
Superintendent
Phone: 307-682-5171
$1,425,919
Total FY 2008
New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants:
$74,595,591




  
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