The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall award grants under this article for one or more of the following purposes:
(a) Providing schools with personnel, including, but not limited to, school counselors, school social workers, school nurses, and school psychologists, who are specially trained in identifying and supporting at-risk children and youth where the applicant demonstrates that appropriate support activities are necessary and would be desirable in addressing identified problems, issues, and needs, including, but not limited to, classes pertaining to anger management and conflict resolution.
(b) Providing effective and accessible oncampus communication devices, where the applicant demonstrates that the use of these devices, beyond everyday, routine matters, is part of the school safety plan developed pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 32280) of Chapter 2.5 of Part 19.
(c) Establishing an in-service training program for all school staff, designed to assist school staff in identifying at-risk children and youth, communicating effectively with those pupils, and appropriately referring those pupils for counseling.
(d) Establishing cooperative arrangements with local law enforcement agencies for appropriate school-community relationships.
(e) Proposals that allow school districts to respond to existing or subsequent research that establishes structural changes in the operation of schools, such as smaller schools or "schools within schools."
(f) Any other proposal that the applicant school or school district designs that demonstrates that the proposal would materially contribute to meeting the goals and objectives of current law in providing for safe schools and preventing violence among children and youth.
(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 828, Sec. 26.)
Education Code 32280