Title IV, Part A - Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Welcome to the Mobile County Public School System's Safe and Drug Free Schools Web Page. The purpose of this site is to offer you valuable information about common drugs of abuse and tips on substance abuse prevention as well as to give you in-site into the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
Our Children Are Our Future Let's Help Them Make It Drug-Free.
The most important purpose of this website is to serve as a source of information for parents, grandparents, teachers, and any others who care about our children's futures.
Parents Are Important.
This is the most important fact you should know: Kids who learn from their parents about the dangers of tobacco, underage drinking, marijuana, and other harmful substances are less likely to use. You have the power to keep the child you love safe, healthy, and drug-free. Parents teach your kids that they are Too Cool To Do Drugs.
Tips For Parents:
Make your no use position clear
Set clear rules
Be firm and consistent
Open an on-going conversation
Be a good role model
Be honest and loving
Finding the right words and the right approach can be hard. Explore more tips and facts on our website and visit www.TheAntiDrug.com. The site offers a free booklet called Keeping your Kids Drug-Free. The booklet may also be ordered by calling 1-800-788-2800.
Teachers and Administrators are vital to a safe and drug-free environment
Our administrators, teachers, and staff work tirelessly all day and every day to monitor the hallways, classrooms, and campus in order to ensure our students' safety. Our teachers also help our students learn to make wise decisions about drug use, conflict resolution, and anger management. The 6 character traits associated with a person who lives successfully and in harmony with others are also emphasized. (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship)
Special resources have been placed on this site in order to help teachers, counselors, staff, and administrators manage their task of creating a positive school climate where all students can learn and are considered important. The Department of Education's website has pages dedicated to lesson plans and information on managing a Safe and Drug-Free School environment. Please visit this site.
About Title IV- Part A - Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools Program is to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports academic achievement.
The Safe and Drug Free Schools Program (SDFS) is a federally funded initiative which supports programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources.
Funds may be used for drug prevention and education programs (Pre-K-12); violence prevention; comprehensive health education, early education, and pupil services; mentoring programs and rehabilitatative referrals; professional development for drug, alcohol, and violence prevention (schools personnel, parents, community, etc.); implementation of strategies (i.e., intervention, family counseling, community services, service learning); security measures such as safe zones of passages, metal detectors, and hiring security personnel; drug abuse resistance education programs; program evaluations; and conflict resolution programs.
All of these efforts together form a comprehensive plan to promote peaceful resolution to conflict and to reduce the demand for and use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs by school-age children.