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Cuero ISD School Safety Project utilizing threat assessment and mental health services.

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,000,000)

Cuero Independent School Districts and its stakeholders (Law Enforcement, Community Members, Parents, Students, and Service Providers) have worked collaboratively to develop this STOP poposal for designed to increase school safety, improve school climate, and reduce school violence. The Project will provide three School Climate Specialists and a .25 Coordinator to ensure threat assessment and supports are provided to students who are at risk. The Project will provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to all CISD teachers, staff, administrators and stakeholders; including law enforcement and first responders. Evaluate established goals, objectives, and outcomes quarterly. Complete an annual school climate survey targeting students, teachers and parents. Complete annual joint crisis and response training with the Cuero Police Department. Use evidence-based models that align with the multi-tiered disciplinary system in place at CISD. The Project will benefit the students, parents, community stakeholders, and law enforcement in Cuero, Texas and parts of DeWitt County that lie in the CISD catchment area.

Date Created: September 30, 2022