The Chenango Forks Central School District has received a significant financial boost from the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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This funding, amounting to $475,000, is allocated under the BJA FY 2023 Preventing School Violence initiative and aims to strengthen safety measures within K–12 educational settings, ensuring a secure environment for students and staff.

In response to receiving the funding, the Chenango Forks School District has developed a comprehensive strategy to enhance safety within the district and through a press release sent to Townsquare Media, disclosed how the funds will be used.

Integration of Leader in Me (LIM) Program:

The district will incorporate the Leader in Me (LIM) program into its District Wide Social Emotional Learning and Character Development Curriculum. This program focuses on character development and emotional intelligence, fostering well-rounded students prepared for success.

Certification in Franklin Covey's 7 Habits

School personnel will undergo training and certification in Franklin Covey's renowned "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." This initiative aims to empower staff with essential skills that will contribute to a positive and productive learning environment.

Adoption of Navigate360 Technology

The district will embrace Navigate360 Technology, a comprehensive suite that includes a Threat Assessment Platform, Suicide Case Manager, Emergency Management Suite, Site Mapping, and Detect Scanning capabilities. This state-of-the-art technology will enhance the district's ability to effectively identify and manage potential threats.

Comprehensive Threat Assessment Team Training

Chenango Forks Central School District will provide comprehensive training to its multidisciplinary threat assessment team members. Utilizing Navigate360's Virtual Threat Assessment Training, these teams will be equipped with the STAG (Screen, Triangulate, Assess, and Gauge) methodology, ensuring a proactive approach to potential threats.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Two district representatives will undergo nonviolent crisis intervention training, including advanced physical skills. This training will equip staff with the necessary skills to de-escalate potentially volatile situations safely and efficiently.

The district aims to enhance safety, character development, and preparedness for potential challenges by implementing these initiatives.

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