ERIC Number: ED199879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Franklin School: Vandalism Prevention Through School Pride. Technical Assistance Bulletin 34.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
Following a costly and destructive fire, Franklin Elementary School in Newark (New Jersey) developed an action plan for reducing violence and vandalism. The plan called for ongoing cooperation between all segments of the school population and of the local, largely Hispanic, community. Security measures were strengthened, but the thrust of the program was the development of a sense of pride, caring, and respect in the school, its people, and the community. This involved the active participation of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and community leaders in discussing the situation and deciding what improvements could be made. Special efforts were made to improve the physical plant, encourage attendance, develop a bilingual/bicultural program, increase parental and community involvement in the school, and help pupils identify their successes on an almost daily basis. This bulletin describes some of the activities undertaken and their results. (Author)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, School Security, School Vandalism, Technical Assistance
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.