Mayor Howard W. Peak


1. Briefly describe the structure of your program.

There are several programs utilized in the Judson School District and each work on a Site Based Management. The principal and Site Committee choose programs then apply for funds. All applications are reviewed by the At-Risk/SFDFSC Coordinator. Each site (school) runs its own particular program then reports are submitted to the appropriate channels.

2. When was the program created and why?

The newest program is D.A.V.E. (Drug And Violence Education) was created in 1998 and is still new. It is based on Computer interaction and available to students. This program is just starting but the correlation between drugs and violence has made this program necessary.

Kaleidoscope (created in 1990)is a prevention program targeting elementary school

(4th graders) and the concept is to focus on "at risk" youngsters at an earlier age.

Peer to Peer counseling was created in 1993, and is used in high schools in Judson

district. The need for teenagers to be able to talk to other teens is the reason for this program and is another approach or option available to students.

D.A.R.E. is still used in the 5th and 6th grade level (exact date unavailable). The purpose

of this program was to combat drug abuse.

3. How do you measure the programís effectiveness?

All programs use Federal guidelines for evaluation. All incidents in schools are documented and are used to further verify effectiveness.

4. How are the programs financed?

All of the programs fall under the Federal 1986 Drug & Communities Act, SAFE & Drug Free Schools. Also, local and State funds are used.

5. How is the community involved in the program. How has the community responded to the program?

There is participation from Advisory Boards, Local Education Agency, parents, students, law enforcement (9 departments: Schertz, Judson (campus police), Live Oak, Kirby, Selma, Universal City, San Antonio Police Department , Converse, Bexar County Sheriff), local Churches, private schools, peer assistance, and PTA .

The community has responded very well and there are contributions, activities, volunteers. We encourage feedback and have had no complaints. The kids enjoy these programs.

6. Contact person:

Mary Buckner

At Risk/SFDFSC/ Attendance Coordinator

8205 Palisades Dr., San Antonio, TX 78233

Ph: (210) 659-9639, Fax: (210)659-9711

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