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Landen, Walt – Updating School Board Policies, 1992
Many view the problem of violence as not merely a school problem, but as a much larger community problem that is finding its way into the schools. As a society, in addition to teaching our children how to be violent, we are giving them the tools of violence. There are steps that school board members can take to establish and maintain control of…
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Community Involvement, Dress Codes, Elementary Secondary Education
Ficklen, Ellen – American School Board Journal, 1990
A broad outline is provided of 12 of the basics that form the framework for any successful school antidrug program. Each one is illustrated by case studies culled from the 47 programs that received the United States Department of Education's second annual drug-free school recognition award (1988-89). (MLF)
Descriptors: Awards, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Wilson, Kara Gae – American School Board Journal, 1993
The 16 school districts in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, found that the most effective method to reduce truancy is to take truants to court. As a result of truancy prosecution, hundreds of students are back in school. Outlines an eight-step program to put a solid truancy prosecution program in place. (MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Police School Relationship, Prevention
Nebgen, Mary – American School Board Journal, 1990
In Tacoma, Washington, the Safe Street Campaign united the schools, government agencies, labor groups, community and religious organizations, businesses, youth, and substance abuse agencies in responding to gangs and drugs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Discipline Problems, High Risk Students, Illegal Drug Use
Prophet, Matthew – American School Board Journal, 1990
A Portland, Oregon, program for dealing with gang activity required school policy changes that (1) prohibit gang markings; (2) state that school lockers and desks are the possession of the school system and subject to unannounced checks; and (3) establish guidelines with the press in covering the gang problem. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media
Holley, Darrell L. – School Business Affairs, 1990
Describes a Missouri self-insurance or pooling program that provides a risk protection package, along with risk management services, to its members. Discusses cost advantages to pooling, and other factors school districts should consider when deciding whether or not to join a pooling arrangement. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Insurance, Legal Responsibility
Lapetina, Alison J. – School Business Affairs, 1990
Describes the New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR), which provides both property and liability coverage for school districts. A reciprocal is wholly owned by those insured. NYSIR insures 55 school district subscribers, providing a service that specifically accommodates school district needs and saves them money. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, Prevention
Hyde, William H.; Guthrie, Stephen H. – School Business Affairs, 1993
A series of benefit programs for school personnel in a Maryland county includes a smoke-free workplace, an employee wellness program, and an employee assistance program. The county has been able to correlate a dramatic decrease in the cost of health insurance for employees with the activities of these programs. (MLF)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Employee Attitudes