Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Granite School District (GSD) serves Salt Lake County, Utah. GSD covers 300 square miles and serves urban, suburban, commercial, and industrial communities including West Valley (Utah's second-largest city), Kearns, Magna, and Taylorsville. With nearly 70,000 students (K-12), GSD is the largest school district in the state and among the 30 largest districts in the nation. The purpose of the proposed project is to provide critical support to (a) Granite School District (GSD) students who are at high risk of social and academic failure and (b) the school and district-level administrators who serve them. The project will serve GSD junior high and elementary school students who have committed serious violations of school policies, including Safe Schools policies. This grant will fund four activities that will improve the safety and well-being of many of GSD's most at-risk students. The goals of the project are: to improve student behavior; to increase student learning and to improve the quality of information for school- and district-level disciplinary teams regarding students with safe schools violations. The performance measures are: the number of students who enroll in the project; the number of students who demonstrate grade level skills using pre- and post- tests; the number of student disciplinary referrals and the number of students who complete the project.