The Flippen Group provides processes and curricula that address the purposes, goals, and objectives of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. Therefore, our programs are listed as a Safe & Drug Free Schools Approved Program by the Texas Educational Service Center Region 20 (ESC20).
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is Part A of Title IV – 21st Century Schools that was authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(Public Law 107-110, NCLB). The NCLB Act revised the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA) to ensure that all of America’s school children would be provided the opportunity to achieve academic success.
The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act supports programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; engage parents and communities; and coordinate with Federal, State, school, and community initiatives to promote a safe and drug-free learning environment. Academic support for students is provided using Federal assistance in collaboration with States and public/private entities.
For additional information about legislation visit the U.S. Department of Education's web page on Title IV-21st Century Schools
The goal of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is to ensure that students’ physical and emotional safety, as well as their academic success is maximized through implementation of a comprehensive prevention and intervention program designed to create a safe, healthy, and successful academic learning environment.