Safety Programs

Students

  • Anger Management/Self Discipline
    The Appeals Committee requires these classes for students troubled by inappropriate responses to anger. During four sessions, students and their parents learn to identify anger triggers and how to access new response strategies to anger.
  • First Offenders
    Students who violate the Drug and Alcohol Policy are required to attend eight hours of instruction which includes:

    • Laws and Consequences
    • Harmful Effects of Drugs
    • Communication
    • New Strategies for Avoiding Future Problems With Substances
    • 1998-99 Statistics
    • First Offenders: 252
    • Second Offenders: 70
    • Third Offenders: 6
  • Gang Prevention Intervention
    New legislative funding available since 1994 is specifically targeted to students exhibiting or at risk for gang involvement.

    • Individual tracking
    • Mentoring
    • Small group or daily class group work
  • Pathfinders
    This program involves individual or small group interaction with gang involved young women. The goal of the program is to:

    • Increase School Attendance
    • Establishing a Positive Adult/Student Relationship
    • Promote Positive Life Skills
  • Sixth Sense/Living Skills
    This project, in cooperation with Cornerstone Counseling, provides students in fifth and sixth grade additional instruction in positive outcome skills to avoid violence, drugs and alcohol.
  • Service Learning
    Service learning has been adopted by the USBE to help at-risk students begin to establish positive connections with their own communities. Projects are designed to help students learn lifelong skills and participate in service projects for the homeless, the aging or others in the community who need support.
  • Crisis Intervention
    This counseling may include individual, small or large groups of students when a traumatic event disrupts the student or school.
  • SHOCAP (Serious Habitual Offenders Comprehensive Action Program)
    SHOCAP is a cooperative project between the schools, the police agencies and the legal system. Juveniles who have been adjudicated on multiple offenses or serious crimes are referred to this program. This program more closely monitors and enhances the inter-agency services for serious habitually offending youth.
  • DARE
    Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (DARE) is provided by local law enforcement agencies. Fifth and sixth grade students participate in DARE training and graduation.

Teachers

  • Inservice Classes
    • Bully Proofing Your School
    • Prejudice Reduction
    • Lying, Cheating and Stealing in the Classroom
    • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Helping Hands
    This newsletter is published for all school employees and offers helpful and instructional articles on the current at-risk issues.
  • Second Step
    This is a new violence prevention curriculum being placed in the media centers of all elementary schools. The curriculum includes videos and materials appropriate for grades 1-3 and 4-6.
  • Resources for Better Schools
    These kits have been purchased for middle schools. When a child is placed in In-School Suspension (ISS), materials are available by topic (fighting, tardiness, etc.) so that the student works on materials intended to eliminate the problem that caused his/her suspension.

Parents

  • Jordan Family Education Center
    • Classes
    • Intake Evaluations for At-Risk Students
    • Counseling Services
    • Referrals to Outside Agencies