Increasingly, “threat assessments” are being championed and in some cases mandated in schools, without any safeguards to protect the school community from further criminalization. This section recommends a holistic approach that seeks to get to the root causes of any serious safety concerns, and ensures that these processes are not used to further marginalize and isolate young people.
3.7.f Model Policy on Drugs and Alcohol
This sections provides guidance for effective drug and alcohol prevention strategies that are honest and engaging for youth, and directs schools and districts to implement policies to respond to student ... MORE
3.7.e Model Policy on Bullying Behavior
This section describes key elements for developing a policy to prevent and address bullying behavior through positive and supportive approaches that aim to get to the root of the behavior ... MORE
3.7.d Model Policy on Dress Codes
This section provides guidance for schools and districts in developing dress codes that protect students’ rights to express themselves fully in school through choosing clothing, hair styles, jewelry and accessories ... MORE