The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is a federally funded program helping to create safe and drug free school environments that give all students the opportunity to learn. Safe and Drug Free Schools programming seeks to reduce risk and increase protective factors through:
1. Alcohol and drug prevention education: Using research-based curricula to educate students regarding the risks of alcohol and drug use.
2. Policy development: Balancing sanctions for possession, use and sale of prohibited substances with opportunities for family education and intervention.
3. Random student drug testing: Providing students the opportunity to "Lead By Example" through
the "It's My Call/It's Our Call" program.
4. School connectedness: Creating school communities that foster acceptance and do not tolerate violence against others. This is accomplished by promoting the understanding that members of communities need to be responsible and responsive to each other.
5. Single School Culture©: This process is based upon a model developed by the Palm Beach, Florida School District. It emphasizes the creation of a single culture which promotes consistency and fairness. The model works in three arenas: Academics, Behavior and Climate.