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1 Safe and Drug Free Schools State Tobacco & Title IV Guidance Requirements for 2008 Evaluation 2009 Application

2 Safe and Drug Free Schools Intent Provide support programs and activities that: – Prevent violence in and around schools – Prevent the illegal use of ATOD – Involve parents and communities – Coordinate with other funding streams and efforts to foster a safe and drug free learning environment

3 2008 Evaluation Reporting Goals & Objectives – Complete the far right hand column (Year End Performance Indicators) – Indicate whether or not each objective was met and include supporting documentation (numbers and percentages related to incident reports, climate survey, etc…) or explanation of why activity did not occur

4 Budget Reporting 2008 budgets can be found at: – Complete actual expenditures in all budget categories If discrepancies arise a budget revision request must be submitted for approval –

5 Budget Reporting Continued… To avoid the need for corrections- – Provide details in “brief description” section – Include grade levels and number of students served in all sections (even if not funded by SDFS) Required field – If a listed program was not used, please indicate – In Staff Development, list name of workshop / conference attended – Include all volunteer involvement events, use estimates if need be

6 Student Assistance Programs For districts with SAPs, complete the evaluation tools and submit with evaluation packet- no changes

7 Incident Reports Incident reporting (building level) – Instructions and forms (18, 19, 20, 21A & 21B) can be found at: – Principals use their accreditation password to access – SDFS Coordinators are responsible for ensuring accurate, timely reporting and that assurance forms are complete (contact SDFS office if password is needed) – All material due to SDFS state office by June 20 th

8 New Reporting Requirements Incidents related to Marijuana, Methamphetamine, RX, OTC, and Inhalants If not tracked this year, input all drug related incidents on the “Other Drugs” section Plan on tracking these next school year

9 Advisory Board Submit SDFS Advisory Board membership, meeting dates and minutes / summaries – Requirement of three meetings per year

10 Drug Testing Complete the bottom of the drug testing form indicating: – # of students tested – # of positive tests – Cost per kit – Overall cost for drug testing (kits, lab, administering, etc…) – If no drug testing program was implemented, no report is needed

11 2009 Funding Scheme District allocations are based on: – Title IVA (1.5 million- estimated) 60% Title I 40% ADA – State Tobacco Tax (5.5 million- estimated) Base of $1,500 100% Enrollment

12 2009 SDFS Application Use the checklist as a guide – Goals, objectives and action strategies (CIP tool) – Program inventory – Budget – Advisory board – Drug testing

13 Principles of Effectiveness SDFS programs must be: Based on an assessment of objective data about the drug and violence problems in the schools and communities that are served. Based on performance measures aimed at ensuring that these schools and communities have a safe, orderly, and drug- free learning environment.

14 Principles of Effectiveness Grounded in scientifically-based research that provides the program to be used will reduce violence and illegal drug use. Based on analysis of prevalence of “risk factors, protective factors, buffers, assets, or other variables,” identified through scientifically-based research that exists in the schools and communities in the State.

15 Principles of Effectiveness Include consultation with and input from parents and students when appropriate. (SDFS Advisory Board) Evaluated periodically against locally selected performance measures, and modified over time (based on the evaluation) to refine, improve, and strengthen the program.

16 2009 SDFS Application Goals, Objectives and Action Strategies – Consolidated Plan Builder, Action Plan, Overall Goals & Objectives & Action Strategies – Goals #11 and #12 relate to SDFS – Objectives (what do you want to happen?) “Increase peaceful conflict resolution / problem solving skills- decrease fights by 20%” – Take Action (how will you do it?) “Implement the Second Step program at the middle school” – Evaluation (how will you measure success?) “Incident Reporting, School Climate Survey”

17 Program Inventory Can be found at: Used to identify research based best practices and promising approaches being implemented in Idaho Pre-populated with the previous year’s inputs Add or delete as your priorities and strategies shift related to recent data Programs are automatically reflected in the appropriate budget sections

18 Budget Staffing – Include position titles and job descriptions Include Brief Descriptions for all programs Delineate funding sources (state, fed, other) Allocate your entire award Allocations are estimates, confirmation will occur in June / July

19 New Incident Reporting Requirements For 2009 (from USDOE)- – Out-of-School Suspensions and Expulsions for Violent Incident without Physical Injury – Out-of-School Suspensions and Expulsions for Violent Incident with Physical Injury These will be included in the 2009 evaluation report

20 SDFS Advisory Board Intended to create a community approach – Application must include participant list and meeting dates – Must include parents – Students strongly recommended – Include a range of community sectors (faith based, law enforcement, NPOs, etc…) – Legislators from your area strongly recommended It is clear that the legislature is largely unaware of SDFS efforts, continued funding is dependent upon legislative understanding and support!

21 Drug Testing Complete top part of form (bottom portion is completed at year’s end) A policy must be in place and adhered to (common parent complaint area) Must be part of a comprehensive effort Statewide training available in 2009- case law history & policy examples

22 Private Schools Districts must offer SDFS services to private schools List of private schools are available from SDE Sample letter and instruction are available on the SDFS data library Per EDGAR 76.652

23 On Assessments Per Idaho State Requirement – All state funded drug and alcohol assessments must be or incorporate the GAIN tool.

24 Submission Print all parts of application and evaluation including district level incident report (use landscape for budget pages) Submit to SDFS State office by June 20th, 2008 Communication from SDE regarding information/corrections will be conducted through the CIP tool communication mechanism Contact our offices for more information or further clarification

25 Contact Information Matt McCarter, Coordinator Safe & Drug Free Schools 21 st CCLC (208)332-6960

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