Student Support Services

S 2814. Omnibus school violence prevention grant program.

1. Within amounts appropriated for implementation of extended day programs and

school violence prevention programs, the commissioner is hereby

authorized and directed to award grants on a competitive basis to school

districts. Such grants shall be for one or more of the following

pursuant to this section: school safety and violence prevention programs

consistent with the purposes of the school safety plans required by

section twenty-eight hundred one-a of this article and extended day

activities defined in this section. School districts shall be prohibited

from using funds awarded pursuant to this section to displace school

district after-school funding in existence as of the effective date of

this article.

  a. School safety activities. Programs eligible for funding pursuant to

this section may include, but not be limited to: (i) safe corridors

programs; (ii) diversity programs; (iii) collaborative school safety

programs with law enforcement agencies or community-based organizations;

(iv) metal detectors, intercom and other intra-school communication

devices and other devices to increase school security and the safety of

school personnel and students; (v) other programs including

comprehensive school-based intervention models, approved by the

commissioner, that reduce violence and improve school safety.

Comprehensive school based intervention models shall coordinate with and

collaborate with other services currently being provided in the school

district, incorporate appropriate school violence prevention and

intervention services, and coordinate appropriate funding sources to

ensure the efficient delivery of services. Such comprehensive

school-based intervention models shall also include provisions for the

involvement of teachers, parents, school administrators in the

development and implementation of the program, a detailed statement

identifying specific performance goals, a proposed timetable for

implementation and achievement of such goals and specific assessment

methods which will be used to measure student and school progress.

  b. Extended day activities. (i) Eligible extended day activities under

this paragraph shall be for programs conducted outside the regular

school day whereby students can participate in extra curricular

enrichment activities including but not limited to athletics, academic

enrichment, art, music, drama, academic tutoring, mentoring, community

services and related programs that will increase student achievement and

contribute to school violence prevention. Such activities conducted

outside the regular school day shall be offered collaboratively between

not-for-profit educational organizations, community based organizations,

other agencies approved by the commissioner and public elementary or

secondary schools, and where applicable, school districts.

  (ii) Grantees receiving funding pursuant to this subdivision may

expend no more than five percent of grants for administration and no

more than five percent for grantee training.

  2. In the event the appropriation for the purposes of this section in

any year is insufficient to pay all claims pursuant to this subdivision,

the commissioner shall pay such claims on a prorated basis among all

districts filing such claims until the appropriation is exhausted.

  3. Programs supported by grants pursuant to this section shall not be

eligible aid pursuant to any other provision of this chapter.

Last Updated: July 16, 2013