Safe Schools/Healthy Students
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) initiative focuses on safe school environments and violence prevention activities, alcohol and other drug prevention activities, student behavioral, social, and emotional supports, mental health services, and early childhood social and emotional learning programs. Through the implementation of SS/HS programs and activities, the District’s goal is to reduce truancy, decrease disciplinary actions and improve student academics.
The SS/HS Initiative draws on best practices of education, justice, social services, and mental health systems to provide integrated and comprehensive resources for prevention programs and pro-social services for youth. ERUSD and their community partners proposed an integrated, comprehensive, communitywide, and community-specific plan to address the problems of school violence and alcohol and other drug abuse.
Key Grant Activities and Programs:
• Truancy Program
• Too Good For Violence
• Too Good for Drugs
• Every 15 Minutes
• Project EX
• Character Counts!
• Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
• Mental Health Screening and Services
• Surveillance Equipment
• Parenting Classes
• Pregnant Teens Program