Student Behavior/Title IV-A & Unsafe School Choice Option Policy Training & Technical Assistance Project
The Title IV-A Technical Assistance Project is designed to provide NJDOE staff and participating LEAs with essential skills, strategies and information for the development of comprehensive alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention programs, and to comply with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 6A:16, Programs to Support Student Development and related statutes and regulations. The project focuses on assistance for the prevention and intervention of harassment, intimidation and bullying. The Project also increases the capacity of NJDOE to provide schools and NJDOE staff with technical assistance, training services and support for resource development for the successful implementation of the requirements under the Unsafe School Choice Option (Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2, Section 9532) of NCLB. The Title IV-A Technical Assistance Project supports NJDOE staff and assists “persistently dangerous schools,” “early warning schools” and special services schools identified under the USCO Policy, in the development and effective implementation of corrective action plans or school safety plans, as appropriate. The plans are designed to reduce the number of incidents of violence in the identified schools, as determined by the Electronic Violence and Vandalism Reporting System.