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Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities



The Safe & Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act was created to encourage strategies that prevent violence in and around schools, strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs, and increase parent involvement.

Quick Links: School Bullying: Policy, Laws and Resources, Oregon Healthy Teen Survey, Anti-Bullying Policy Information PDF
Safety Tips to Keep Your Children Safe from Predators PDF

Discipline Incidents Data Collection
Discipline Incidents Data Collection The Discipline Incidents collection gathers data to comply with State and Federal reporting requirements. Quick Links:ODE District Webpage, Discipline Incidents file layout Excel Spreadsheet, 2013-14 Discipline Collection Manual PDF,Schedule of Due Dates (SoDD), Institutions Look-up, Security Administrator Look-up, Secure File Transfer.

Unsafe School Choice Option
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization requires State Education Agencies to establish a school choice policy for students attending a persistently dangerous school as defined by the state (Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2, Section 9532).

Regulation, Policy and Guidance
USDE regulation, guidance, and resources for No Child Left Behind Safe & Drug-Free School programs. Quick Links: NCLB Section 4115 Authorized Activities, Requirements for District Safety Plan, PDF Anti-Bullying Policy Information Per SB 1555 PDF

Best Practices
Research based practices from CDC, IES Clearinghouse, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), PreventionNet and more.

Safe and Supportive Schools
The U. S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) announced the launch of the Safe and Supportive Schools website, representing another step to provide the expertise and technical assistance needed to keep students safe.

Bullying Prevention Video Presentations
The Oregon Department of Education hosted a three-part series on bullying, cyber-bullying, intimidation, harassment and guidance for prevention.

What is Bullying PDF
2014 Physical Restraint and Seclusion - Technical Assistance & Guidelines Manual
Included in this manual are the current OARs regarding restraint and seclusion, guidelines, documentation specifics, sample policies and forms, and a question and answer section.
Training Programs Approval List for Restraint and De-escalation PDF
Physical Restraint & Seclusion OAR PDF
The Use Of Physical Restraint & Seclusion in Schools Power Point Presentation
Crisis Response/Violence Prevention Resources
Resources and links regarding best practices for schools to use to address violence, trauma, crisis planning, crisis response and prevention.
Resources for Crisis and Trauma Response
School Climate Resources
School climate refers to the underlying values, attitudes and the tone that a school community holds and that the environment portrays.


It is the policy of the State Board of Education and a priority of the Oregon Department of Education that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Oregon Department of Education.


Contacts
  • Mitch Kruska Email    (503) 947-5634
    Education Programs & Assessment - Director

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