Educational Services | SDFSC/TUPE
Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC)/Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE)
The purpose of the SDFSC is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related federal, state, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.
The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping young people make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets. Collaboration with community-based tobacco control programs is an integral part of program planning. The school, parents, and the larger community must be involved in the program so that student will be aware of a cohesive effort and concern for their health and consequently, their ability to succeed in school.
RCOE receives SDFSC/TUPE funding to support its efforts to provide technical assistance and leadership to school districts within their county to develop and implement effective drug and violence prevention programs and youth development.
Allison Haynes, Coordinator