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NCJ Number: NCJ 191859     Find in a Library
Title: SMART Approach to School Discipline
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Anaheim Union High School District
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 47
  Annotation: This report describes methods and techniques to help school and district administrators differentiate between criminal behavior and disciplinary infractions and maintain a safe school environment.
Abstract: The School Management and Resource Team (SMART) approach has helped more than 100 local schools across the country to achieve and maintain a safe and orderly school environment. The SMART program is sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education. It is based on: (1) a belief that discipline is everyone's responsibility; (2) a belief in a school as the site of reform; (3) a belief that teams composed of teachers, principals, and parents have the authority and responsibility to make important decisions about how a school will operate; (4) a belief in alternatives to punishment rather than new and additional punishments; (5) a belief in equity, quality, and excellence of educational opportunities for each student; and (6) a belief in school discipline based on systematic, proactive, and consistent approaches. The report describes the Anaheim, CA, Union High School District, and the Norfolk, VA, Public School District experiences with the SMART program. It also describes national and urban education goals, suggests ways to set up a SMART program and train personnel to operate it, and describes and provides copies of necessary forms. Glossary
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Discipline ; US Department of Justice ; Education ; Federal programs ; School security ; Public schools ; School disciplinary proceedings ; Services integration ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Education
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
United States of America
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K019
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

Anaheim Union High School District
Anaheim, CA 92803
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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