Ensure ESEA Reauthorization Includes Substance Abuse Prevention

As reported by the Advocacy (click here to read full article)

CADCA recently issued a legislative alert to ensure that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as No Child Left Behind, explicitly includes substance use/abuse prevention. Given that the State Grants portion of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities program has been eliminated, and the funding for this program runs out on June 30th.  In his Blueprint for Reform, President Obama broadly outlines his proposal for how the ESEA reauthorization should be structured. In it, he recommends creating a new Successful, Safe and Healthy Students program, which would be a competitive grant program for both states and local education agencies (LEAs) under which a very limited number of State and LEA grantees could address school climate issues.


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