Senator Sal DiDomenico’s budget amendment (# 171) for the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612) was adopted by the MA Senate. The amendment increased the amount of funding for the Safe and Supportive Schools line item to $600,000, the same amount included in the House budget this year. This will allow more schools and districts to receive grants to create and implement Safe and Supportive Schools Action Plans. The amendment also incorporated important language changes that were included by the House and that would implement recommendations made by the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission, such as providing leadership summits to help support superintendents and principals to create safe and supportive schools.
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The Senate Ways and Means budget was released this week and the line item for Safe and Supportive Schools includes $500,000. Senator Sal DiDomenico has filed a budget amendment (# 171) for the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612). Senator DiDomenico’s amendment would increase the amount of funding for the line item to $600,000, the same amount included in the House budget this year. This will allow more schools and districts to receive grants to create and implement Safe and Supportive Schools Action Plans.
Good news!! Rep. Ruth Balser’s budget amendment to restore the critical funding needed to continue implementation of the Safe and …
Unfortunately, the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612) was significantly decreased in the FY17 House Ways and Means …
Citizens for Juvenile Justice has released a policy report “Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System”. The report describes the role that trauma from adverse experiences can play in the learning and behavior challenges that are associated with increased risk for juvenile delinquency among children in the child welfare system. The report also highlights Massachusetts’ Safe and Supportive Schools law as a policy that has potential for helping to prevent students in the child welfare system from entering the juvenile justice system by fostering the creation of stable and supportive school communities.
The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts recently voiced its support for Safe and Supportive Schools.
Boston Neighborhood Network News interviews Andria Amador about Boston Public School’s use of Social Emotional Learning and creating safe environments for all students.
TLPI was featured as the Cover Story in the Harvard Law Bulletin’s Fall 2014 Issue. The article discusses TLPI’s origins and work on Trauma-Sensitive Schools.
Elizabeth Prewitt, AcessTooHigh.com, covers Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s signing Safe and Supportive Schools legislation into law in her article Massachusetts …
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick made history today as he signed the Safe and Supportive Schools provisions into law. With the enactment of these provisions, Massachusetts becomes a national leader in supporting schools and districts to create the whole-school safe and supportive environments that can serve as the foundation for all students to learn and succeed.