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Building Relationships with Schools. Rene’ Moore, Coordinator Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program. Welcome to School. Achievement. Testing. Gifted. Homeless. School Shootings. Athletics. Mental Illness. Advanced Placement. Hunger. Graduation. Schools of Choice.

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Building relationships with schools

Building Relationships with Schools

Rene’ Moore, Coordinator

Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program

Welcome to school
Welcome to School





School Shootings


Mental Illness

Advanced Placement



Schools of Choice

College Readiness



Special Needs

Gangs and Drugs

Bullying and Cyber bullying

Lack of Medical Care


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Small Group Activity

  • Challenges

  • Strengths

  • Key Personnel

  • Action Plan

Big question
Big Question

How does your program impact and promote achievement?

Evolution of education reform
Evolution of Education Reform

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)- passed in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty

    • ESEA has provided federal funding to the neediest students and schools for over 40 years. It has been reauthorized eight times—usually every five or six years—since 1965.

  • 1980-1990- no significant changes other than creation of Title IV- Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities

  • 1994-2001- Clinton’s Goals 2000 and Improving America's Schools Act (IASA)

  • 2001- Bush’s NCLB passed

Nclb focus
NCLB Focus

NCLB requires all public schools to administer a state-wide standardized test (all students take the same test under the same conditions) annually to all students. The students' scores are used to determine whether the school has taught the students well.

Adequate yearly progress
Adequate Yearly Progress

  • Schools receiving Title I funding must make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in test scores:

    • Second year: publicly labeled as being "in need of improvement“

    • third year: forces the school to offer free tutoring and other supplemental education services to struggling students.

    • fourth consecutive year: school is labeled as requiring "corrective action”

    • fifth year: results in planning to restructure the entire school

    • sixth year- the restructuring plan is implemented

The nclb debate
The NCLB Debate



“Gaming” the system

Problems with standardized testing

Narrow curriculum- focusing on math and English skill development


  • Improved test scores

  • Increased accountability

  • Increases in quality of education

  • Promotes school choice

  • Attention to minority populations

Learn the lingo
Learn the Lingo

  • AYP- Adequate Yearly Progress

  • Title Funds

  • CEIP

  • AEIS

  • TEKS

  • TAKS

  • Curriculum Framework

  • Alignment/Vertical

  • Other

Critical updates
Critical Updates

  • SDFSC Program

  • Health Changes

  • PE Requirements

The bigger question
The Bigger Question

How do you support academic achievement, social/emotional growth and safety at your school?

Program alignment
Program Alignment

  • Align with TEKS

  • Align with Texas Counseling Strands

  • Align with 40 Developmental Assets

  • Supporting Research and Documentation

  • Other

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Small Group Activity

  • Challenges

  • Strengths

  • Key Personnel

  • Action Plan

Know your customer
Know your customer…

  • School Data

  • Level of Readiness

  • Needs

  • Strengths

  • Stressors

Prevention readiness
Prevention Readiness

  • Community Tolerance

  • Denial /Vague Awareness

  • Preplanning

  • Preparation

  • Initiation

  • Institutionalization

  • Confirmation/Expansion

  • Professionalization

    Where is your school or district?

Relationship building tips
Relationship Building Tips

  • Volunteer at the school

    • SHAC

    • Mentor

    • Help with TAKS

      • Stress Mgmt.

    • Serve on SBDM

  • Staff Development

    • School (bullying, wellness, etc.)

    • Agency/CEUs

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Relationship Building Tips

  • Support Special Events

    • Counselor Week (February)

    • Teacher Appreciation Week (May)

    • Career and FieldDays

  • Time of Tragedy (CISM)

Thinking outside the box
Thinking outside the box…

  • Partner with Departments

  • 21st Century Learning Center Programs

  • Tobacco Grants

  • Family Resource Centers

  • Other

Begin planning now
Begin planning now

  • Calendars

    • School

    • Assessment

  • School Information

  • Department Information

  • National Events (bullying week, etc.)

  • Grant Opportunities

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Small Group Activity

  • Challenges

  • Strengths

  • Key Personnel

  • Action Plan