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Kentucky Center for School Safety




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  1. 1. Kentucky Center for School Safety Quarterly Report April - June 2005 Submitted November 2005
  2. 2. Kentucky Center for School Safety Work Plan FY 2005 Status Report for Period April - June 2005 Goal/Activity Status* Notation CENTER OPERATIONS I. Goal: Carry out the central operations of the Center A. Implement FY05 work plan and budget  • The FY05 work plan and budget were approved by the KCSS Board of Directors at its 6/30/04 meeting. B. Establish MOA with KDE  • An MOA was established with KDE at the beginning of FY05. C. Submit FY04 KCSS fiscal report  • The final Fiscal Report for FY04 was included in the April – June 2004 Quarterly Report. D. Maintain toll-free school safety information line  • The KCSS averaged 305 calls per month via the toll-free line during the quarter April – June 2005. • The KCSS averaged 336 calls per month via the toll-free line during the quarter January – March 2005. • The KCSS averaged 305 calls per month via the toll-free line during the quarter October – December 2004. • The KCSS averaged 296 calls per month via the toll-free line during the quarter July – September 2004. E. Conduct regular KCSS staff meetings  • A KCSS staff meeting was held on 5/24 to discuss KCSS activities for FY06. • A KCSS staff meeting is scheduled for May 24. • A KCSS staff meeting will be held during the second quarter. F. Establish sub-contracts with Center partners  • Subcontracts between EKU, KSBA, MSU, and UK have been executed. G. Conduct KCSS staff evaluations including Executive Director  • Evaluations will be done for each partner at the beginning of FY06. H. Conduct annual evaluations of KCSS partners  • Executive Director conducts ongoing meetings with partners regarding performance expectations. I. Pursue additional funding to supplement KCSS activities  • The KCSS has received a second year of funding for the Community Service Work Project in an effort to continue to reduce rates of out of school suspensions. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 2 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  3. 3. Goal/Activity Status* Notation II. Goal: Produce summary reports of Center activities A. Submit quarterly reports to the Board of Directors  • The quarterly report for the period January – March 2004 was submitted to the KCSS Board of Directors at its 4/27/05 meeting. • The quarterly report for the period October – December 2004 was submitted to the KCSS Board of Directors at its 2/23/05 meeting. The third quarterly report for FY05 will be submitted to the Board at the 4/27/05 meeting. • Submitted quarterly reports for April – June 2004 and July – September 2004 to the KCSS Board of Directors at its 12/15/04 meeting. The second quarterly report for FY05 will be submitted to the Board at the 2/23/05 meeting. • The KCSS will submit the quarterly report for April – June 2004, as well as the first quarterly report for FY05 to the Board at the 12/15/04 meeting. B. Submit to KCSS Board of Directors FY04 External Fiscal Audit  • Eastern Kentucky University’s internal auditors audit the KCSS Report each year. C. Develop and submit FY 2004 annual KCSS report to the Governor,  • The KCSS 2004 Annual Report was released to the public in April Kentucky Board of Education, and General Assembly 2005. • The KCSS 2004 Annual Report has been completed and will be released in April 2005. • The KCSS 2004 Annual Report will be completed in March 04. • Work has begun on the KCSS Annual Report for FY 2004. The Annual Report will be submitted at the beginning of 2005. III. Goal: Promote Interagency Collaboration A. Conduct semi-annual meetings of School Safety Advisory Council  • Due to KCSS staff changes, the SSAC meeting will be delayed (SSAC) until the next Fiscal Year. • A School Safety Advisory Council meeting will be held in June 2005. • The first meeting of the School Safety Advisory Council for FY05 was held on October 20, 2004. • A School Safety Advisory Council (SSAC) meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2004. B. Provide school safety speakers upon request  • Section II of the quarterly report provides a detailed summary of presentations made by KCSS staff. C. Conduct school safety related presentations, guest lectures and  • Presentations and collaborative meetings are listed in Section II workshops at conferences, university lectures, collaborative meetings, of the quarterly report. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 3 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  4. 4. etc. Goal/Activity Status* Notation D. Continue participation in collaborative technical assistance initiatives  • Section II of the quarterly report provides a detailed summary of with KECSAC, DJJ, DMH, and other various service organizations collaborative meetings conducted in the 4th quarter. • Section II of the quarterly report provides a detailed summary of collaborative meetings conducted in the 3rd quarter. • Section II of the quarterly report provides a detailed summary of collaborative meetings conducted in the 2nd quarter. • Section II of the quarterly report provides a detailed summary of collaborative meetings conducted in the 1st quarter. ADMINISTRATION OF FUNDS TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS I. Goal: To facilitate the dissemination of funds to local school districts A. Facilitate the distribution of FY05 funds based on an approved formula  • School Safety funds will be distributed to all districts in FY05 based and established criteria on the approved formula of a base amount of $20,000 with the remaining funds distributed on a “per pupil” basis based on 2003-2004 average daily attendance. Districts received funding notification in June 2004. B. Provide technical assistance to districts receiving school safety funds  • There were six (6) requests for technical assistance in the fourth quarter. • There were two (2) requests for technical assistance in the third quarter. • There were two (2) requests for technical assistance in the second quarter. • Technical assistance is continually provided via the website, phone communication, and through site visits regarding safe schools funding and program requirements. There were no requests for technical assistance in the 1st quarter. C. Develop and disseminate FY05 KCSS District funding report  • A summary of the distribution of safe schools funds in FY05 is available at the KCSS website. The summary includes the final allocation per district. The FY05 funding report was sent to districts in June 2004. D. Compile and disseminate profiles of KCSS funded programs including  • An updated summary of district level programs and revised funding alternative education settings amounts can be obtained from the KCSS website. • KCSS have compiled information based on district submission of FY05 Safe School Activity reports. An updated summary of district level programs and revised funding amounts will be available at the KCSS website in the next quarter. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 4 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  5. 5. Goal/Activity Status* Notation E. Conduct site visits to school districts through continued utilization of  • KCSS Safe Schools Associates have completed 74 site visits Safe Schools Associates through June 2005. • KCSS Safe Schools Associates have completed 63 site visits through March 2005. • KCSS Safe Schools Associates have completed 34 site visits through December 2004. • KCSS Safe Schools Associates have completed 8 site visits through September 2004. F. Continue to fund six districts participating in the second year of the  • Data was received from the six participating districts in the Community Service Work Project as an effort to reduce rates of out-of- fourth quarter. A report of the second year findings will be school suspensions and/or expulsions generated this fall. • Conducted final monitoring visits. • A meeting was held with representatives from the six sites on December 16 to discuss new data requirements. • Finalized the CSW annual report and conducted two workshops on the Community Service Work project on 7/22 and 9/27. DATA ANALYSIS I. Goal: To provide analysis of school safety data A. Publish and disseminate 2003-2004 Kentucky Safe Schools Data  • Met with KDE and OET personnel to finalize process for Report(s) transferring data for the 2004-2005 Safe Schools Data Report. • The KCSS Safe Schools Data Report was released to the public on February 11, 2005. • The Data Report will be finalized in January 2005. • Data have been received from all 176 districts in the state and are presently being verified and compiled for the Safe Schools Report. B. Solicit consumer evaluation information on Kentucky school safety  • Designed surveys to measure superintendents’ perceptions of the data reports effectiveness of KCSS. • Designed surveys to measure superintendents and principals perceptions of the Safe School Assessment Process. C. Continue to provide input to KDE to improve school safety data  • Continued meeting with KDE and OET to fine tune safe schools collection process (including case by case data collection) data definitions and outcomes. • Finalized safe schools data definitions and outcomes. • Continued meeting with KDE and OET to fine tune safe schools data definitions and outcomes. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 5 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  6. 6. Goal/Activity Status* Notation D. Collect specific data from schools participating in the Community  • Created data set to facilitate measurement of effectiveness of Service Work Project for analysis and first year report by September 04 community service work using experimental and control districts. • Data has been received by all participating districts and a final report is available at the KCSS website. SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE I. Goal: Increase the number of Kentucky’s schools that are implementing the Center’s conceptual framework (Universal, Targeted, and Intensive Interventions) A. In collaboration with KDE, provide intensive training and support  • KCSS has been working with KYCID to develop regional regarding instructional discipline practices trainings on their services and to offer educators strategies and interventions to address the issue of inconsistency in responding to student behavior on a school-wide basis. • Attended a meeting hosted by KDE to discuss the barriers and issues related to training for alternative education programs. • The Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline (KYCID) was established in July 2004 to meet this goal. The Schools and Communities Training and Technical Assistance personnel will collaborate with KYCID to develop and implement their annual “Choices and Changes” conference as it relates to school safety and to collaborate and share resources on respective issues of both agencies. • Due to an unanticipated reorganization at KDE, this project is being redesigned and the roll of the KCSS Schools and Communities Training and Technical Assistance is unknown at this time. It has been completed. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 6 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  7. 7. Goal/Activity Status* Notation II. Goal: Improve the quality of Kentucky’s alternative education programs A. Fund and broker on-site technical assistance (provided by the Center’s  • KCSS did not receive a request for technical assistance for the Alternative Education Specialists and School Safety Associates) to April-June quarter. Kentucky’s alternative education programs • Received and coordinated two (2) technical assistance requests from January – March 2005. School districts that received services are: • McCracken County (50 administrators and staff) • Bracken County (10 administrators and staff) • Received and coordinated two (2) technical assistance requests from October – December 2004. Those are • Bell County (4 administrators) • Butler County (11 administrators and staff) • Provided the (6) Alternative Education Specialists copies of the KCSS training calendar, Technical Assistance flyer, and Bullying flyer to distribute to each alternative education program. • To date, I have not received any requests from alternative education programs. B. In collaboration with the Kentucky Educational Collaborative for State  • The “Educating At-Risk Students in Alternative Settings” hosted Agency Children, co-sponsor an annual conference on alternative 150 educators. Plans for next year’s conference have not been education scheduled at this time. • A conference-planning meeting was held and the agenda is being finalized. • The conference is scheduled for July 19-21, 2005 at EKU. The call for proposals has been sent out and the first organizational meeting has been held. • The conference was held July 27-29, 2004 at the Perkins Conference Center at Eastern Kentucky University. Three hours of graduate credit was awarded to 61 students enrolled in the course. The conference hosted over 250 educators and treatment providers, and the evaluations received were very positive. A follow-up meeting to discuss the future of this event has not been scheduled. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 7 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  8. 8. Goal/Activity Status* Notation III. Goal: Identify priority needs for training and technical assistance for various education audiences A. Administer the KCSS Needs Assessment instrument at the annual Safe  • The 05-06 training calendar is being printed and topics are based Schools Conference and other training events as identified on data provided from needs assessments and evaluations. • A meeting was held in March with representatives from KSBA, KCSS, UK, FRYSC, and Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse to assess the training needs per our safe schools assessment data, training evaluations, and the current trends in our students, schools, and communities that are barriers to a positive school climate and culture. The 05-06 training calendar is currently being developed based on this data. • The Safe Schools Conference evaluation results have been disseminated and will largely be used to determine the content for the 2005 conference as well as sponsored training events. • Compiled and analyzed evaluations from October, November, and December sponsored trainings. • Data collected from each training event for the 2004-05 school year was very positive. The evaluations for the Safe Schools Conference are being compiled for analysis and will be utilized to determine the content of next year’s conference. Results thus far, have been very positive. • Assisted with disseminating and collecting a Director of Pupil Personnel Survey to determine the future of the Truancy and Dropout Symposium. The targeted audience felt the symposium was important but there is a need for fresh topics. It was decided to assist the National Dropout Prevention Center for the April 2005 conference in Louisville and to begin working on the state conference for 2006. IV. Goal: Increase knowledge and skills related to specific aspects of KCSS conceptual framework A. Provide a variety of one-day professional development opportunities  • Two (2) regional trainings were held in the fourth quarter: focusing on the three levels of intervention/support. 1. “Training/Homeland Security Emergency Planning for ♦ Level 1 (Universal Strategies = All Students) Kentucky,” May 12, Bowling Green (34 participants) ♦ Level 2 (Targeted Strategies = At-Risk Students) 2. “Training/Homeland Security Emergency Planning for ♦ Level 3 (Intensive Strategies = Disruptive/Violent Students) Kentucky,” May 13, Lexington (31 participants) • Received and coordinated six (6) technical assistance requests from April – June 2005. School districts that received services *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 8 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  9. 9. included: 1. Calloway County (32 administrators and staff) 2. Bell County (5 administrators and staff) 3. Boone County (not enough time to schedule) 4. Pulaski County (17 administrators and staff) 5. Newport Independent (14 administrators and staff) 6. Spencer County (11 administrators and staff) • Trained four (4) educators to provide, per request, the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Model that is being implemented across the state of Kentucky. • Lincoln County requested a multiple day, Level 1, 2, 3, training for gang awareness, intervention, and prevention. Eighty-nine (89) students, staff and community participated in the training. • Provided technical assistance to four (4) school administrators in Spencer County for Emergency Response Planning. • Danville Independent requested gang awareness training. Thirty-two (32) educators participated in the training. • Two (2) regional trainings were held in the third quarter: 1. “Defining and Understanding No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Requirements in relation to school safety and reporting accurate data” May 17, Lexington (42 participants) 2. “Defining and Understanding No Child Left Behind (NCLB): Requirements in relation to school safety and reporting accurate data” May 18, Hopkinsville (19 participants) • Lincoln County requested a multiple day, Level 1, 2, 3, training on gang awareness, intervention, and prevention. The first training served four Lincoln County administrators. • Eight regional trainings were held in the second quarter: • “How Does School Safety Relate to Me? The Important Role of Classified Staff in Creating a Safe Learning Environment” 1) October 16, 2004, Bowling Green (26 participants) 2) October 23, 2004, Louisville (26 participants) 3) October 30, 2004, Prestonsburg (25 participants) • “i-Safe Internet Safety: K-12 Professional Development Program” 1) October 26, 2004, Murray (10 participants) 2) December 7, 2004, Morehead (20 participants) • “Childhood Obesity and Education: How does Child Obesity Impact Learning?” 1) Nov. 9, 2004, Richmond (50 participants) *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 9 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  10. 10. 2) Nov. 10, 2004, Elizabethtown (35 participants) 3) Nov. 11, 2004, Florence (20 participants) • Bath County requested a one-day, Level 1, training for de-escalation and behavior management training. The training served 60 bus drivers for the district. • Lewis County requested a one-day, Level 1, training for coordinated emergency management training. The training served 18 administrators for the district. • Garrard County requested a one-day training for revising their school district emergency management guide. The training served 26 school personnel. • Scott County requested a one-day training for de-escalation skills for teachers. The training served 35 teachers for the district. Goal/Activity Status* Notation B. Co-sponsor Annual Safe Schools Conference in partnership with the  • Safe Schools Conference evaluations were compiled and Kentucky School Boards Association and the Kentucky Department of disseminated to partners and presenters. The “Call for Proposals” Education continue to come in. A meeting is scheduled for May 6 to review them and determine sessions. Keynote speakers have been confirmed and “Save the Dates” are being distributed at all conferences and trainings that KCSS is involved with. It has also been posted on the KCSS and KSBA websites. • The 11th annual “Safe Schools-Successful Students” conference is scheduled for September 19-20, 2005. The “Call for Proposals” has been sent out to all interested stakeholders as well as posted on the KCSS and KSBA websites. Keynote speakers are being researched but none have been confirmed. The 12th annual contract is being reviewed in order to get space confirmed. • The 10th annual “Safe Schools-Successful Students” conference was held on September 27-28, 2004 at the Galt House in Louisville. There were 650 participants registered for the event. Anecdotally, the conference has received many positive commendations. The evaluations are currently being compiled. Upon compilation, the results will be used to determine the content for next year’s event. The 11th annual Safe Schools Conference has been scheduled for at September 19-20, 2005 the Galt House in Louisville. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 10 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  11. 11. Goal/Activity Status* Notation C. Provide collaboration and financial support for school safety  • Met with KESPA (Kentucky Education Support Professional presentations that reflect the conceptual framework in training events Association) to discuss the possibility of collaborating to provide sponsored by other organizations/agencies a statewide training for classified staff. • Met with the Kentucky Bar Association to discuss possible collaboration opportunities related to school safety issues. • Attended and co-sponsored the National Truancy Conference held in Louisville. • Co-sponsored the March 21-23, 2005 2nd annual “Promising Practices for School-Based Gang Prevention & Intervention” with the Partnership for Training Initiatives. Over 100 educators and law enforcement officers participated. • Co-sponsored the March 29-31, 2005 “Choices and Changes” conference with the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline. Over 700 educators and treatment providers attended. • Co-sponsored the October 19, 20, and 21, 2004 regional trainings on “Strategies to Reduce Substance Abuse.” There were 93 participants at these regional trainings. • Co-sponsored the 37th Midwest School Social Work Conference hosted by the Kentucky Association for School Social Work on October 7, 8, and 9. There were 350 participants in attendance. • Co-sponsored, presented, and provided an exhibit table to the Kentucky Association of School Administrators on July 21-22, 2004. There were 800 participants that attended this conference. D. Co-sponsor Annual Behavior Institute in partnership with the Kentucky  • The Behavior Institute hosted over 1300 participants. Department of Education and the Council on Children with Behavioral • The Behavior Institute is scheduled for July 27-29, 2005 at the Disorders Lexington Convention Center. No planning meetings have been scheduled at this point. E. Co-sponsor Annual Youth Conference in partnership with the Office of  • The Annual Youth Forum reached capacity with 250 students and Family Resource/Youth Service Centers FRYSC Directors. Thirty-four (34) schools from across the state were represented. • The brochure has been mailed to all superintendents, principals, and FRYSC coordinators. The program has been finalized and registrations are coming in. • The event has been scheduled for March 7, 2005 at the Four Points Sheraton in Lexington, KY. Two committee meetings with FRYSC state and local staff have taken place. Bullying was the consensus for the overall theme of the day event. The next meeting is *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 11 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  12. 12. scheduled for November 23. Goal/Activity Status* Notation F. In collaboration with the Kentucky School Boards Association, provide  • To date, all 882 school district board members have received a copy training on school safety related issues to school board members of the KCSS professional development calendar. One month prior to each training, another notification will be sent to them to encourage their participation. G. In partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, provide  • No training events have been requested from KLA. training to Kentucky Leadership Academy participants • Kerri Schelling and I met with Shirley LaFavor on 8-26-04 to offer any assistance KLA may need with providing training to members. We discussed the new KCSS bullying prevention training initiative and the newly adopted QPRT Suicide Prevention Training as possible training events. H. Co-sponsor safety related presentations at the Mental Health Institute  • No invoice was submitted for the 2004 Mental Health Institute (sponsored by the Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation) prior to the end of the fiscal year. • Spoke with Barry Kellond regarding the processing of this invoice. • No invoice has been submitted for this conference. • The Mental Health Institute was held Sept. 29- Oct. 1 at the Galt House in Louisville. We are waiting for the statistics and costs from DMHMRS. I. Collaborate with organizations such as the PTA, school councils,  • Attended the KPFC Board of Directors retreat to determine the Parent Information Resource Center and Kentucky Partnership for goals and objectives for the 05-06 school year. Families and Children to provide school safety related training to • Attended a special session meeting to vote on a specific board parents policy and procedure. • Attended the KPFC quarterly Board of Directors meeting. Provided information for establishing and maintaining teen leadership. Established training committee to identify training needs for board members. • Attended the KPFC quarterly Board of Directors meeting. Provided a KCSS funding proposal form that will be considered for their annual parent conference. • Co-sponsored the “Involving Families in Student Achievement: Powerful and Practical Strategies for School and Parent.” There were 122 participants that attended the conference, which included topics such as bullying prevention and parent involvement topics that focused on different lifestyle preferences and social values across five generations. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 12 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  13. 13. Goal/Activity Status* Notation J. Collaborate with the Department of Juvenile Justice to provide safety  • Met with Laura McCauley to discuss possible collaboration in related training for Prevention Councils providing the prevention council trainings for the 05-06 school year. • Spoke to Libby Mills, DJJ, regarding how we could collaborate with the prevention council trainings. Due to the reorganization, she was unable to provide direction at that time. She stated she would be back with me to determine the training needs. K. Co-sponsoring safety related presentations at the statewide Migrant  • Met with the developers of the conference to assist with Education conference in collaboration with Kentucky Department of developing workshops that are timely to issues related to school Education and Eastern Kentucky University safety. • Co-sponsored the “KY Migrant Education-Serving Every Child Academy” on Sept. 15-17, 2004. There were 205 people in attendance. The contribution KCSS made to the conference provided workshops that covered the personal safety issues involving staff visits to homes, as well as the identification of substance abuse issues in the home that may bring about dangers to the children and possibly anyone from the school system who makes home visits. L. Co-sponsoring safety related presentations at the Choices and Changes  • Attended two (2) organizational meetings for the conference, Conference in collaboration with Department of Mental Health Mental attended the conference, and facilitated workshops. Retardation Services, State Interagency Advisory Council, Kentucky • Attended three (3) organizational meetings for the conference and Department of Education, and Department of Juvenile Justice. assisted with selecting possible keynote speakers and presenters. • In spite of the SIAC staff being decreased to one staff person, KDE is planning for the next “Choices and Changes” conference. A meeting in August and two in September have been attended to assist with the initial planning. Safety topics include workshops on suicide prevention, i-SAFE, Boyd County Elementary Alternative Education program, de-escalation skills, and an evidence based alternative for education and treatment working together. *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 13 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  14. 14. Goal/Activity Status* Notation M. To coordinate trainers and trainings for schools regarding the KCSS  • Consultant provided bullying and cultural diversity training to Bullying Initiative 200 participants that included administrators, staff, and students in Fleming County. • Consultant provided bullying training to 40 administrators and staff in Metcalfe County. • Consultant provided bullying training to 75 educators in Jefferson County. • Consultant provided bullying training to 45 educators in Pikeville Ind. • Consultant provided bullying training to 32 educators in Metcalfe County. • Consultant assisted with bullying implementation plan for safe schools committee in Bullitt County. • Consultant provided bullying training to 50 participants at annual KASA conference. • Consultant provided bullying training to 50 educators at Grayson County Middle School. • Consultant provided bullying training to 45 Boyd County bus drivers. • Consultant provided bullying training to 40 Kenton County educators. • Two (2) consultants provided bullying training to 70 Jefferson County educators. • Consultant provided bullying training to 30 Monroe County educators. JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING I. Goal: Promote effective partnerships between law enforcement agencies and schools A. Sponsor a minimum of one training event which features promising  • Conducted a workshop during the Safe Schools Conference on a models of cooperation between schools and law enforcement agencies model SRO Program B. Disseminate information regarding effective strategies on the Center’s  • Posted two articles on the KCSS website website II. Goal: Improve the quality of School Resource Officer (SRO) programs in Kentucky A. Write or post articles of interest to SROs on the Center’s web site  • Posted one article on the KCSS website • Updated SRO page on KCSS website *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 14 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  15. 15. Goal/Activity Status* Notation B. Sponsor an annual SRO conference  • The conference was held on June 13-16, 2005 with 176 people in attendance. • A final planning meeting was held on 5/16/05. • A planning meeting for the conference was held on 2/9/05 • Visited the hotel and held two additional planning meetings on 11/4 and 12/10 • Held two planning meetings during the first quarter on 8/20 and 9/16 C. Provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies and schools  • Provided assistance to four agencies concerning SRO programs concerning SRO programs • Provided assistance to three agencies concerning SRO programs • Provided assistance to four agencies concerning SRO programs • Provided information to two districts concerning SRO programs D. Conduct a bi-annual survey of SROs to include a needs assessment and  • Completed introduction to Jefferson County research project publish results E. Conduct five on-site assessments of SRO programs to determine their  • Participated in multiple Safe School Assessments, which also look effectiveness at SRO effectiveness. • Conducted assessment of Pulaski County SRO program on 1/31/05 III. Goal: Promote practices that reduce drop-out and truancy rates A. Write or post articles of interest concerning effective programs or  • Wrote an article on a truancy prevention program and posted on strategies to reduce the incidence of truancy and students dropping out the KCSS website • Posted one article about alternative to suspensions B. Sponsor an annual Truancy/Dropout Symposium with the Department  • A planning meeting was held for the 2006 Symposium on 1/13/05. of Juvenile Justice, Association of Directors of Pupil Personnel, and • Conducted a survey of DPPs regarding the future of the Symposium; Department of Family Resource/Youth Service Centers held meeting on 9/2 and a decision was made to defer the next Symposium until FY 2006. IV. Goal: Disseminate information about juvenile justice and criminal justice system issues/changes including information about court notification requirements A. Post articles on the Center’s website concerning statutory changes or  • Posted summary of legislative changes impacting court reporting programmatic changes that impact schools requirements *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 15 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  16. 16. Goal/Activity Status* Notation POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION I. Goal: Maintain an active Post-Secondary Task Force A. Update and renew commitments of task force members  • Update letters were sent out during the 1st quarter to all institutions B. Engage Task Force members in Center’s activities (i.e. attending  • Discussed possible topics for dissertations that would research training sessions, coordinating training sessions, identifying resources, school safety issues. encouraging curriculum changes in higher education) • Added Crisis Management e-Manual to website. • Invited PSTF members to submit information for our next e- Newsletter to be emailed the first of July 2005. • Sent PSTF members information on the following: “Call for Presentations” for the 11th Annual Safe School Conference, National School Crime Rate, Sunburst Visual Media-“Prevent Violence in Your School.” • Emailed our first KCSS Post Secondary Newsletter on 3/22/05. This issue focused on the endorsement, KY Safe Schools Data, and Internet Safety. Bellarmine College was our featured university. They showed how school safety is used in their pre-principal program. Website spotlights, curriculum highlights and research reviewed were also included in the newsletter. • Presentation to students in the principal preparation program at Bellarmine College and the University of Louisville on School Safety and Crisis Management. • In the planning stages of creating a newsletter that will be mailed to our task force members on monthly bases. • E-mailed pictures from the post secondary task force luncheon held on 9/28/04 to the institutions that made presentations. • Sent PSTF members information on the following: i-Safe training opportunities, Homeland Security/FBI bulletin. • A display case was set up at Murray State’s College of Education in support of Safe Schools Week using many of the materials used in the ADM 677 course as well as the i-Safe materials. An email was sent to all PSTF members to encourage them to display school safety materials and promote Safe Schools Week. • Sent PSTF members information on: • KCSS training events for 04/05 • i-Safe training information • Public Agenda Alerts • Information on the ADM 677, Crisis Management in *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 16 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  17. 17. Educational Setting course and invited them to attend • A PSTF meeting was held at the Safe Schools, Successful Students Conference on 9/28/04. Nine institutions were represented as well as one representative from the EPSB and 19 post-secondary students. Five of the institutions showcased ways their institution is addressing school safety curricula with their pre-service teachers. Topics included: • Health and Safety, Youth Forums for Peace, and Crisis Management & Classroom Management Courses. One institution also showcased a song entitled “Don’t Laugh at Me”. The KY School Safety Endorsement was discussed at the meeting and help was offered to assist in establishing an endorsement at each institution. • Twenty-eight post secondary students participated in the conference activities. As a result of last years student showcase at the PSTF meeting, a task force member from Pikeville College presented a session at the conference entitled, School Safety-Changing Pre-Service Teacher Curriculum. Goal/Activity Status* Notation II. Goal: To conduct training sessions on current safety topics/issues used in KY school systems to better prepare pre-service and practicing teachers A. Research current training materials that would be beneficial to  •Researched Capturing Kids Heart training (Flippen Corporation). institutions and make recommendations to task force members Talked with several school systems that are currently using this program or have been trained in this program. • Reviewed the program “Building Champions.” • Ordered and researched several books on school violence, bullying, school security and safe and healthy schools. These resources will able for checkout for post secondary faculty and pre-service teachers. • Researched websites and mailed four to PSTF members: http://bullybeware.com/ http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/search/topiclist.asp http://www.svrc.net/default.htm http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/index.asp •Working with Murray State University to integrate the CHAMPs program on classroom management across the undergraduate teacher education curriculum. • Corresponded with Dennis Lewis about his EDU-Safe materials • Arrangements are being made to attend the “Capturing Kids Heart” *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 17 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
  18. 18. training. The workshop has been rescheduled to June 21-23, 2005. • Reviewed Chevron Publishing materials on crisis management • Met with James Stevens from Battlecreek, Michigan and reviewed his book on Crisis Scenarios. • Purchased and reviewed Mary Schoenfeldt’s book on essentials of a crisis management plan. Met with her to discuss networking possibilities. • Ordered the following books for review: Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings; Making Schools Safer for Students: Creating a Proactive School Safety Plan; Death and the Classroom • Reviewed EDU-Safe materials • 17 students from the MSU endorsement course reviewed 17 books and/or video materials and reviewed over 50 websites on school safety. These reviews will be shared with task force members and others. • Ordered various publications from the Education Publication Center • Reviewed and Researched websites • Ordered publications from the US Dept. of Justice for use in the School Safety Endorsement course Goal/Activity Status* Notation III. Goal: To facilitate efforts to identify, develop, improve and implement school safety coursework and protocols in all KY post-secondary institutions A. Continue to meet with the Deans of the Colleges of Education or  • Met with the Dean of Education at Murray State University Directors of Education to determine the status of their school safety (MSU) regarding the endorsement program at MSU and the curriculum efforts and to encourage participation in the post-secondary cohort group. standards established by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. • Commitment made to Bellermine to provide training for Saturday workshops for the pre-principalship program during the Fall 05 and Spring 06 semesters. • Met with Murray State University’s (MSU) special education faculty and assistant dean of education to discuss CHAMPs materials and integration of this program in the undergraduate program at MSU. • Presentation made at the KY Association of College’s of Teacher Education programs (KACTE) on the KY School Safety Endorsement. • Meet with the chair of the Education Department at the University of KY and discussed the endorsement program. Also left 10 packets of information to give to the dean and other *Status Legend () Completed; (I) In Progress; (D) Deleted; (R) Revised; (N) No Action to Date; (O) Other 18 Italics – new or modified goal/activity; Bold – activity/notation for current period
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