Safe & Drug-Free Schools
Springdale Public School District is committed to providing the leadership to keep youth safe,
alcohol, tobacco and drug free. Programs to promote youth development, resiliency, buffers,
protective factors, and assets are also part of this effort. Programs or activities will:
  • be based on an assessment of objective data, such as that obtained in implementation
    of the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment Survey (APNA), regarding the incidence
    of violence and illegal drug use in the schools and communities to be served.
  • be based on an established set of performance measures such as School Health Index
    (SHI), Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and APNA to ensure that schools and community to
    be served have a safe, orderly and drug free learning environment.
  • be based on scientifically based research demonstrating that the program to be used
    will reduce violence and illegal drug use. See Attachment A for detail district programs
    offered by school counselors and Attachment B for district health education programs.
  • be based on an analysis of the data, of the prevalence of risk factors, protective factors,
    buffers, assets, or other variables identified through APNA.
  • include meaningful and ongoing consultation with and input from parents through
    implementation of Springdale Public Schools Coordinated School Health Initiative.