ERIC Number: ED341897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Direct Services Provided to Students through the Drug Free Schools Project-Jefferson Parish Public School System.
The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act program for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) in Louisiana is designed to provide a comprehensive and developmental substance abuse prevention education program coupled with an early intervention program. The JPPSS program exists in each of the 84 public schools and a portion of the district's non-public schools. Direct services are offered to public school students at the school sites as part of the regular school program. Services to participating non-public schools are coordinated through a school facilitator. Special activities are planned for adults and community members. An evaluation of the program focused on staff, services, and materials. The progress report indicated that: (1) the level of sustained services to a set of priority schools increased the scope and depth of the program at school sites where extra support was needed; (2) an increase in the number of facilitators resulted in a lower number of schools for each facilitator; (3) the assignment of one facilitator to all non-public schools resulted in a higher level of interest and participation among these schools; (4) the scope of direct services to students improved; (5) the data collection method was expanded to include a district-wide assessment of the program by all principals, school team chairs, and a sample of teachers; and (6) a parent component was being added to the district's program. (Evaluation data are included.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Drug Free Schools and Communities Act 1986; Jefferson Parish Public Schools LA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Chicago, IL, October 30-November 2, 1992).