Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) develop a model program of strategies and tactics for establishing and maintaining drug-free school zones; and
(2) design such program to provide State and local law enforcement agencies with materials, training, and other assistance to establish, enforce, and evaluate the effectiveness of drug-free school zone enforcement efforts.
(1) program criteria, including development of a framework for law enforcement collaboration with the school system and community resource networks and provision of materials and technical assistance for demarcating and establishing such zones; and
(2) requirements for reports by the Attorney General to the Congress. Authorizes appropriations.
Amends the CSA to include within the scope of penalties for controlled substances distribution the manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs within 1,000 feet (current law specifies 100 feet) of a playground.
Amends the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 (DFSCA) to authorize the use of funds for grants and contracts for programs and activities including:
(1) the determination of geographical boundaries of schools within the State and the posting of signs identifying school properties as drug-free school zones;
(2) drug-abuse education and prevention programs and enforcement policies designed to eliminate the illicit use of alcohol and drugs in such zones;
(3) assisting school personnel in cooperating with law enforcement officials to punish legal violations relating to illegal drugs;
(4) informing the community of the law and the perimeters of such zones;
(5) employing the services of the local or substate regional advisory council on drug abuse education and prevention as a resource for advice and support; and
(6) communicating by administrators to students and school personnel that activities that are illicit and harmful to students will not be tolerated.
Decreases (from 50 to 42.5) the percentage of funds available to the chief executive officer of a State for grants and contracts for such programs and activities.
Requires that not less than ten percent of the funds available be used for grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in consortium with entities which have experience in assisting school districts to provide instruction to students in grade kindergarten through six to recognize and resist pressures to use controlled substances.
Sets forth eligibility requirements for grants by LEAs in consortium with such entities, including agreement to use such grants to provide services including:
(1) drug abuse resistance education instruction for students in grades kindergarten through six;
(2) provision for parental involvement;
(3) classroom instruction by uniformed law enforcement officials;
(4) the use of positive student leaders to influence younger students not to use drugs;
(5) an emphasis on activity-oriented techniques designed to encourage student-generated responses to problem-solving situations; and
(6) the awarding of a certificate of achievement to each student who participates in such a program.
Directs that not less than five percent of available funds be used for grants to LEAs or consortia of LEAs and private nonprofit entities to provide drug abuse education, prevention, or counseling services to students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Sets forth additional eligibility requirements for LEAs or consortia, including agreement:
(1) to use grant assistance to provide for specified programs offering drug abuse education, prevention, or counseling to students of compulsory school age;
(2) that programs will be designed to prevent or eliminate student abuse of drugs or alcohol;
(3) to use grant assistance to expand or replicate programs that have demonstrated records of success; and
(4) to ensure that programs to be expanded or replicated are appropriate for the students to be served.
Sets forth application requirements.
Includes after-school programs that provide drug and alcohol abuse education for school-aged children among authorized local drug abuse education and prevention programs in the case of an LEA that provides sufficient drug and alcohol abuse education during regular school hours.
Deletes a provision requiring that programs for the training of teachers, counselors, and school personnel be coordinated through a State agency or regional center.
Directs the Secretary of Education to give priority to making a substantial number of grants to qualified State educational agencies, LEAs, and institutions of higher education for programs to train counselors, social workers, psychologists, or nurses.
Authorizes the Secretary to make a grant to any private nonprofit agency that has an agreement with an LEA to provide training in drug abuse counseling for individuals who will provide such counseling in the schools of such LEA. Makes amounts available under DFSCA grants to establish, expand, or enhance programs and activities for the training of counselors, social workers, psychologists, or nurses who are providing or will provide drug abuse prevention, counseling, or referral services in elementary and secondary schools.
Requires State or LEAs, institutions of higher education, or consortia desiring to receive grants for the training of counselors to include in the application a discussion of how such training will assist the applicant to:
(1) increase the number of school personnel who are trained to provide drug abuse counseling services; and
(2) improve the quality of drug abuse counseling services offered by the applicant or the LEA concerned.
Increases appropriations for the training of teachers, counselors, and school personnel and for emergency grants.
Sets forth additional requirements for local applications.
Requires every local recipient of funds to clearly identify any program assisted under this title as a Federal program funded under DFSCA.