Director, STOP & Connect Grant
WKEC STOP & Connect Program
The STOP and CONNECT grant will equip students, educators, school resources officers (SROs), community partners, and parents with the skills needed to be resilient and resourceful in order to reduce the threat of school violence and increase safety in these schools as students learn how to connect with their feelings, friends, community, and futures in a safe, positive school environment.
School districts included in the grant are as listed: Ballard County, Caldwell County, Carlisle County, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs Independent, Fulton Independent, Fulton County, Hickman County, Livingston County, Mayfield Independent and Paducah Public Schools.
Digital Cyber Literacy
Neptune Navigate—Comprehensive online modules that teach students and adults how to stay smart and safe in a digital world and alert letters and tips to parents each week including staff online updates
Connected Reporting System
Tassel Connect—A reporting mobile app that allows students/staff/parents to anonymously report threats and concerns to SROs and school administrators at specific schools while also allowing students to connect to counselors/mentors/SROs they trust for help in crisis situations, to report threats or problems, or to just reach out to when they are having issues and need help.
Mental Health & Wellness
Terrace Metrics Behavioral Surveys—Training of Staff—Counseling Services/Referrals—Ann Samons, School Climate Specialist, will be working with Dr. Rich Gilman, and counselors to identify the overall mental health and wellness of the students in each grade and provide assistance where needed.