Presentation on theme: "MIDWEST EQUITY ASSISTANCE CENTER 2011 ANNUAL EQUITY UPDATE OCTOBER 5-6 KANSAS CITY MARRIOTT, DOWNTOWN."— Presentation transcript:
MIDWEST EQUITY ASSISTANCE CENTER 2011 ANNUAL EQUITY UPDATE OCTOBER 5-6 KANSAS CITY MARRIOTT, DOWNTOWN
PRESENTER Vincent Omni Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) Coordinator Kansas State Department of Education 120 S.E. 10 th Avenue Topeka, KS , Fax
S3 BACKGROUND Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS) Initiative. Awarded nearly $39 million to 11 states in October 2010: ArizonaMichigan CaliforniaSouth Carolina IowaTennessee KansasWest Virginia LouisianaWisconsin Maryland
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Safe and Supportive Schools awards grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) to support statewide measurement of, and targeted programmatic interventions to improve, conditions for learning in order to help schools improve safety and reduce substance use.
TYPES OF PROJECTS Projects should take a systematic approach to improving conditions for learning in eligible schools through improved measurement systems that assess conditions for learning, which must include school safety, and the implementation of programmatic interventions that address problems identified by data.
CONDITIONS FOR LEARNING
A.K.A. SCHOOL CLIMATE Past definitions have focused on: School structure or organization Culture Relationships within the school Behaviors Internal aspects of school members
FEDERAL MODEL FOR MEASURING SCHOOL CLIMATE (2009)
MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS
Kansas Safe and Supportive Schools Continuum
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM GOALS Implement school climate measurement system in buildings serving students in grades 9 to 12. Provide high schools with data needed to identify climate concerns and evidence-based interventions that will address those concerns. Build capacity for high schools to integrate evidence-based climate interventions into all improvement efforts. Use data to demonstrate improved climate in high schools.
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM DATA Survey Data Students: Kansas Communities That Care Survey (KCTC) Teachers: Culture for Excellence and Ethics Assessment (CEEA) Parents: Culture for Excellence and Ethics Assessment (CEEA) Incident Data Suspensions and Expulsions Violent Acts
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM DATA (CONTINUED) Conditions for Learning (CFL) Index: School climate score developed from survey and incident data Used to determine schools with greatest demonstrated need Will be made public when released in October
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM INTERVENTIONS Generated from variety of evidence-based sources, including SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Programs Includes 10 categories: 1.Academic Achievement and School Attendance 2.Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention 3.Bullying, Violence Prevention and Conflict Resolution 4.Relationships and Self Esteem 5.Suicide Prevention 6.Teen Pregnancy and Drop Out Prevention 7.Truancy and Drop Out Prevention 8.Career Training 9.Mental Health and Emotional Support 10.Family Intervention
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM INTERVENTIONS (CONTINUED) Categories Universal: Targets general population using prevention strategies within a community or school Selective: Target at individuals selected by exposure to risk factors for substance abuse, violence and other areas Indicated: intensive programs designed for students who already displays signs of substance abuse, violence or other problem behavior
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM INTERVENTIONS (CONTINUED) Indicated (1-5%) Students Who Display Signs Selective Prevention (5-10%) Students Exposed to Risk Factors Universal Prevention (80-90%) All Students
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM TIMELINE October 2011: Awarded $9.8 million (or about 25 percent) of S3 dollars February 2011: Hired S3 Coordinator June: Invited all high schools to register for information Prerequisite: Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Survey Nearly 100 schools responded
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM TIMELINE CONTINUED August 3 – October 3: Collect CEEA Data October 17: Release CFL Indexes Release Request for Applications (RFA) October 24: Post CFL Indexes on KSDE Web site Conduct RFA Technical Assistance Webinar November 28: Applications due to KSDE December: Review Applications
KANSAS S3 CONTINUUM TIMELINE CONTINUED January 2012: Submit selected applications to KSBE Notify grantees February: Begin Implementation Announce Registration for S3 Year 2