Northmont Schools Excellence in Prevention

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Northmont High School, Northmont Middle School, Kleptz Early Learning Center, Northwood Elementary, Englewood Hills Elementary, and Union Elementary have achieved the Platinum level and earned $3000 for each building in incentive dollars in Montgomery County ESC and Montgomery County ADAMHS's Schools of Excellence in Prevention Program. This means that throughout the school year, the schools have made significant efforts to plan for and implement prevention programs and strategies to support student mental wellness. Northmoor Elementary and Englewood Elementary each achieved Gold level and a $2000 award. The district total of $22,000 may be used by the counseling staff to meet any needs of the students, staff, and/or families in the school community. According to Sheree Coffman, Student Assistant Coordinator, “It is recognition of great collaborative work we do in our district to see to the needs of the Whole Child.” 

 A school that achieves PLATINUM LEVEL in the SEP program will meet the following criteria:

  • Complete Ohio’s K12 Prevention Self Assessment for the building 

  • Implement a building level needs survey. Examples include a culture and climate survey for students, parents, or staff or an SEL survey such as the Panorama survey.

  • Implement four strategies or programs for students that reach 100% of the student body.

  • Implement four parent/guardian strategies or programs that reach 40% of the parent/guardian population (Parent population will be calculated on a one-to-one ratio with the student population. Ex; 1500 students will be counted as 1500 parents/guardians)

  • Implement four strategies or programs for staff members that reach 100% of the staff

  • Implement one student-risk screener that reaches 75% of the student body

  • Implement three peer-to peer engagement programs or strategies

  • Examine and revise two school policies/procedures related to either student substance, alcohol, or tobacco use; student discipline; staff prevention programming professional development; or drug-free workplace. Examples may include revisiting the student alcohol use policy and revising the policy to provide prevention programming for students in lieu of suspension, or mandating opioid training for coaches and athletes.

  • Participate in an SEP approved, prevention or student mental/behavioral health related community partnership

  • The person who is coordinating Schools of Excellence in Prevention in the building must take the 1 hour MCESC Prevention Science training.

  • Implement a Level III Prevention-Specific Plan

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