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    The Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant is a federally funded grant that was applied for in partnership by Wisconsin Department of Instruction and Department of Human Services.  Wisconsin was one of seven states to be awarded the highly competitive grant in October of 2013.  Three Local Educational Agencies were identified by the state including:  Menominee Indian School District, Racine School District and the School District of Beloit.  This project is a four year journey that started with a Core Management Team (School District personnel working in collaboration with community agencies) implementing a Needs Assessment and Environmental Scan to formulate a meaningful, focused, and systematic plan in the form of a Logic Model.
    Children and families will have enhanced mental, emotional and behavioral health, positive academic achievement, a violence and substance free community, and safe, respectful and welcoming schools. 
    To support school and community partnerships which develop, coordinate and implement a comprehensive plan that promotes the mental, emotional and behavioral health of children and families, enhances academic achievement, prevents violence and substance use, and creates safe, respectful, and welcoming schools.
    Grant Elements
    1. Promoting early childhood social and emotional learning and development
    2. Promoting mental, emotional, and behavioral health
    3. Connecting families, schools, and communities
    4. Preventing behavioral health problems – including substance use
    5. Creating safe and violence-free schools
    Community Engagement