The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is Part A of Title IV – 21st Century Schools authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110, NCLB). The NCLB Act substantially revised the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA) in a manner designed to provide all of America’s school children with the opportunity to achieve academic success.
The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Act is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; involve parents and communities; and coordinate with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment. Additionally, student academic support is provided through the provision of Federal assistance. The assistance is provided through:
States for grants to, and contracts with, community-based organizations and public and private entities for programs of drug and violence prevention and early intervention, including community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities
States for development, training, technical assistance, and coordination activities
Public and private entities to provide technical assistance; conduct training, demonstrations, and evaluation; and to provide supplementary services and community-wide drug and violence prevention planning and organizing activities for the prevention of drug use and violence among students and youth
For additional information about legislation visit the U.S. Department of Education's web page on Title IV-21st Century Schools.
The goal of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program is to ensure a comprehensive prevention and intervention program designed to create a safe, healthy, and successful academic learning environment, which will maximize students’ physical and emotional safety, and academic success.
Decrease rate of incidents related to violence
Decrease the number of students using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs
Increase student achievement and participation in extra curricular activities and organizations
Increase parent and community participation
NEW School Safety Training! Limited Spaces!!
February 21st Audience: Teachers, counselors, social workers, and other educational professionals. February 22nd Audience: School Administrators, Emergency Management Teams and Members, School Resource Officers and others who may supervise or oversee school activities and events