Safe and Drug - Free Schools and Communities
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 Drugfree.org .
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.
About Title IV- Part A - Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
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 rehabilitative 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.
It is our hope that every school in Mobile County will be free of drugs and violence and the unauthorized presence of firearms and offer a disciplined environment that is conducive to learning.