03-23-2010 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #33


Title
Reduce Alcohol Abuse Grant Project

Discussion

The Office of Student Services Safe and Drug Free Program is requesting to write and submit a federal grant, Reduce Alcohol Abuse, to focus on educating 9th grade students about alcohol abuse and its consequences. The federal program suggests using the ALCOHOLEDU curriculum, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) model program grounded in evidenced based proven strategies.

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) will be supported through supplies and training in peer to peer support techniques. The SADD club members will help organize a parent media campaign encouraging parents to "Be the Wall" toward underage drinking.

A project manager will be hired with the grant funds for the term of the project. No District match is required. Funds will support the cost of the AlcoholEDU license, SADD training, conferences, stipends, and materials.



Recommendation
Seek approval to write and submit grant for submission by April 15.

Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 3/23/2010

Authority for Action
General duties and powers of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
10-131,100,000TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

Contact

Ms. Paula Ferrell, Resource Teacher Safe and Drug Free Schools ext. 321

Ms. Betty Dunn, Assistant Superintendent Student Services ext. 270

Dr. Sherry Meaders, District Grant Writer ext. 374