ERIC Number: ED457226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Wake County Safe Schools/Health Students Project. Year Two--Mid-Year Performance Report. October 1, 2000-March 31, 2001. E&R Report.
Reichstetter, Rosemary A.
The full implementation of the Wake County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project is well underway. This project encompasses 17 strategies in 21 programs aimed at developing and maintaining a safe, orderly, and drug-free learning environment. Contact people working on each strategy report great interest in and enthusiasm for the project's diversity and the services provided. Community-wide collaboration is a major focus toward building and maintaining the safe, orderly, and drug-free environment, and evidence suggests that this environment is being developed. In almost all instances where concerns were noted about program implementation, appropriate corrective actions are in place or are in process. Initiative staff, partners, and contacts meet regularly as appropriate to review progress and receive project updates. Collaboration has increased among departments, agencies, and partners, as is evidenced by increased joint planning and implementation of a wide range of school and community projects. Approximately 36,700 elementary school and 11,000 middle school students have been able to work in more secure schools because of the implementation of electronic security technology, and all schools obtained staff update sessions on Crisis Response Plans. All students in the school system felt the impact of at least one Safe Schools/Healthy Students strategy. Pretest measures have been completed to begin to assess the impact of the various approaches; posttests have not yet been completed. In addition to the planned activities, a conference was held to bring together project participants to increase understanding of the various efforts. Some population served worksheets for ongoing evaluation are attached. (Contains 5 tables, 6 figures, and 16 charts.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.