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Norwich City School District STOP School Violence

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $134,517)

The Norwich City School District (NCSD) is located in Norwich, New York, in Chenango County, and serves approximately 1,750 students in grades PreK-12.  The proposed project will address a number of risk factors for violence in the schools.  These include violence in the community, low levels of social emotional skills, an insufficient number of providers of mental health services, and a high rate of disciplinary referrals.

The project will consist of two components:

Adaptive seating for children with sensory challenges that can result in disruptive behavior
Contract with Chenango County Community Behavioral Health Services (CCBHS) to provide a part-time Behavior Specialist who will provide school-based mental health services at Gibson Primary School and Browne Intermediate School. The Family Support Program works with youth and families before, during and after school to provide support, crisis de-escalation, skill building, tutoring, and mentoring.

As a result of this project, the district expects that the number of students with SEL scores on the BIMAS-2 SEL assessment that are in the Typical or Strength range will increase by at least two percentage points per year, from a baseline to be measured at the beginning of the project year.  In addition, the district expects that the number of disciplinary incidents will be decreased by at least 10% per year, from the baseline of 973 incidents in the 2020-2021 school year.

Date Created: December 21, 2021