Colby School District receives AODA grant
For Hub City Times
MADISON — The Colby School District is one of 68 school districts that will receive Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program grants.
The Department of Public Instruction awarded $886,495 in grants to programs that will help reduce and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs among students.
“Many of our funded schools will take a comprehensive approach to addressing AODA issues by employing multiple strategies. There is recognition of the need to look at students’ use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco in the larger context, encompassing the mental health and well-being of the school community as a whole,” State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said.
AODA program grants support teaching of skills and information along with necessary resources to prevent alcohol and drug use. These grants use multiple strategies and link resources from home, community agencies, and the school.
A list of grant recipients is posted on the Alcohol and Drug Abuse webpage.