Safe Schools Initiative Grant
Received by TCA
In February 2014, the Delaware County Intermediate Unit’s County Alternative High School (TCA) was awarded a Pennsylvania Department of Education Safe Schools Competitive Initiative Grant. The County Alternative, a PA Positive Behavior Support (PBS) network school will use the monies to develop a process to build staff capacity by providing ongoing professional development in research based, universal screening, intervention implementation, and data analysis for program efficacy. TCA will identify and develop Tier 2 interventions within a comprehensive multi-tiered system to reduce disciplinary actions, and promote a climate of productivity, safety and learning. The thoughtful, collaborative continuation, development and implementation of the chosen research-based programs will reduce incidents of problem behaviors among students, teach appropriate replacement behaviors, coping strategies and provide for a positive learning environment conducive to student achievement.
DCIU Mission Statement
The mission of the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, a regional educational service agency, is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of quality, cost-effective programs and services to school communities.