Tammy Smith-Hinchey, Nurse Coordinator with the St. Joseph School District (SJSD) in Missouri, wants to see the district educate students and families on coping mechanisms for opioid use, and focus on providing mental healthcare in the schools and community.
The School Safety Initiative, led by the FBI, is a proactive effort to prevent school tragedies by sharing research with schools and creating threat assessment teams comprised of school counselors, staff, and school resource officers.
Starting next fall, any group prepping to throw a party will have to add filling out a party registration form to their to-do list. Individuals and organizations planning on hosting an event with alcohol and 20 or more attendees will be required to register with Public Safety.
NEW EAGLE, Pa. (KDKA) - A new school policy in Washington County is taking cell phones out of the classroom.
Ringgold School District has introduced a new policy prohibiting students from using cell phones while at school or on district property in hopes to reduce fights and cyberbullying.
While alcohol consumption is fairly regular on college campuses, some students will remain sober this month to partake in Dry January, an initiative that invites participants to abstain from alcohol. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says around 53% of full-time college students drank alcohol in the past month and estimates 33% of students engaged in binge drinking.