Welcome to the Department of Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
Director of Leadership Development/
Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Starr van Keuren
Wood Middle School students Stand Up to Bullying. Creating a culture of respect for all, Wood MS students and staff participated in bullying prevention activities on November 18, giving students skills to be “stand uppers” not “bystanders.”
President Obama & the First Lady at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention - MARCH 10, 2011
please click link below.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Keeping Schools and Communities Safe
The overall purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools program is to maintain safe, disciplined and drug-free schools so students can learn and be successful.
North East I.S.D. Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
The purpose of the NEISD Safe and Drug-Free Schools program is to provide a safe, disciplined, drug-free environment for students so they can learn and be successful. Our goal is to enhance student attitudes, behaviors and skills so they can achieve academic and social successful and be productive members of the community. Safe and Drug-Free Schools program efforts focus on helping connect all students to their school and community and helping them realize the contributions that they make are valuable.
Principles of Effectiveness
Safe and Drug-Free Schools program efforts are based on Principles of Effectiveness to ensure that Title IV funds are used on materials and resources that are most likely to prevent and/or reduce drug use and violence among young people the Principle of Effectiveness are:
- Programs based on needs assessment, risk and protective factors
- Local Advisory Council to provide support
- Scientifically research-based programs and activities providing evidence that strategies prevent or reduce drug use, violence or disruptive behavior
- Evaluations to assess progress and to redefine, improve, and strengthen program.
- Parents involved in program development
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools program is federally mandated. Since 1991, all school District receiving and federal funds have been required to develop and implement a drug-free schools plan. Drug-Free efforts were expanded to include violence prevention efforts in 1996. Comprehensive district and campus SDFS components include:
- Student Teacher Assistance Network (STAN)
- Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL)
- Safe and Drug Free Schools Campus Contacts
- Parental Involvement
- Professional Development
- Special Events