The Healthy and Safe Environment component promotes:
- Safety procedures and appropriate training for students and staff that support personal safety, and a violence/harassment-free environment;
- School building and grounds, structures, buses and equipment that meet current standards and are kept inviting, clean, safe, and in good repair;
- An environment where students, parents, and staff feel accepted and valued, and high expectations are set for personal behavior and accomplishments;
- Dedication of resources to both student and staff development;
- "Global" citizenship through environmental awareness and peer monitoring programs/activities that act locally in the school community; and
- School policies which create an environment free of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Goal: Promote a healthy and safe environment before, during, and after school for all.
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Program, School Health Unit, State Department of Education, held a statewide Safe Schools Forum in February 1997. The purpose of this forum was to gather and report information on safe schools issues in order to create a state plan for safe schools in New Mexico. The report gives direction in goals, objectives, activities, and measures for success for safe schools. For more information on Safe and Drug Free Schools call School Health Unit, State Department of Education (505) 827-1804.
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Healthy kids make better students.
Better students make healthy communities.
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