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Safe Schools Healthy Students. Uniondale Union Free School District (3-year Grant). Grant Process. Determination of need Grant writer Collaborative effort Central administration Building administration District administration Teaching Staff Outside agencies Support Staff Community

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Safe SchoolsHealthy Students

Uniondale Union Free School District

(3-year Grant)


Grant Process

  • Determination of need
  • Grant writer
  • Collaborative effort
    • Central administration
    • Building administration
    • District administration
    • Teaching Staff
    • Outside agencies
    • Support Staff
    • Community
    • Universities

FocusPopulationPre-K to 12

Receive services for:

  • Healthy child development
  • Positive mental health
  • Safe, disciplined, alcohol and drug-free learning environment

Student Selection Criteria

  • Students at-risk
  • Teacher referrals
  • Parent recommendations
  • Students in need of improvement
  • Administrator referrals
  • School-based management team referrals
  • Placement in alternative school
  • NYS Test Scores below proficiency

Student Selection Criteria

  • Identified as gang member or family gang involvement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Students with disabilities
  • English Language Learners
  • Eligible for free and reduced lunch
  • Exhibit emotional disturbances
  • Homeless

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • Provide and maintain safe school environment

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • Provide and maintain a safe and drug free school environment

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • Provide support and resources for at-risk youngsters, their parents and community

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • To insure that students who enter kindergarten in Uniondale have skills to succeed in a safe school environment

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • To provide educational reform to improve educational outcomes for Uniondale youth through community engagement

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • Provide school policies that maintain order and ensure safety for the entire school community

Safe SchoolsHealthyStudents

  • Enhance integrated community partnerships between schools, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, community and faith- based organizations to build and maintain safe and drug free schools

Data Sources

  • Recommendations from District Safety and Human Resources Committees
  • Surveys of PPS, parents and students
  • Uniondale Violence Intervention Partnership (UVIP)
  • Uniondale UFSD student data
  • Student Performance
  • Nassau County and Hempstead Police
  • 1990 and 2000 Census data
  • Nassau County Youth Board
research based

The best safe school plans involve the entire community

  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 1998
  • Mulhern, 1994
  • Stephens, 1998


  • Project director
  • Mental health coordinator
  • Data manager
  • Six (6) social workers
  • Two (2) vans for mobile social worker services
  • Provide LI Crisis Center services 3 p.m.-8 a.m.
  • After-School Program


  • Critical care for academics, Advanced Regents Prep & Level 2 students on the bubble
  • Violence Prevention programs
  • Staff development in:

- Early intervention

- Crisis intervention

- Violent and suicidal behaviors

- Referrals and follow-up protocol



  • Screening for gross motor difficulties
  • Youth development to resist gangs and drugs
  • Adopt a student
  • Parent Programs to build capacity to support education of their children
  • Adult-Child Mentoring
  • Translation of materials in 3 languages
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  • Four (4) part-time security officers
  • Interior/exterior security cameras
  • Fifty (50) security radios


  • Video management software
  • Digital Cameras
  • Laptops

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Program review and modification
  • Continual feedback
  • Periodic updates to community
  • Medial summary of data on student behavior, academic, career, personal and social development

Final evaluation: Quantitative and Qualitative


$1,800,000 total

Renewable each year 3-year Period


Safe SchoolsHealthy Students

Uniondale Union Free School District

(3-year Grant)