If you’ve got school-age kids or a civic interest in reducing the impact of drugs among our neighborhood kids, here’s a chance to become more involved. The school district has recently received a large 5-year “Drug Free Communities” grant to attack drug use among kids in the Central District, and they’re looking for parents and neighbors to get involved and help in the effort.
They’ll be focusing on 5 key schools: Garfield, Nova/Meany, Washington Middle School, and Madrona K-8. The goals of the program are to:
- Work with students, staff, and parents to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and hard drug use
- Make sure that drug and liquor policies around the neighborhood are properly enforced
- Work on neighborhood environmental design such as lighting to discourage drug dealing and generally increase safety
The program will be run by Randy Beaulieu from Seattle Schools, and the board is chaired by SNG’s Sita Das, who you may know as the organizer of the monthly EPCPC meetings.
They’re trying to get everything organized by the end of this month. To find out more and see how you can help out, contact Randy at [email protected].