JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — This fall, Heritage Academy in Jerome will receive a grant to help fund suicide, violence and bullying prevention training.
The school is one of 10 in the state that will receive the $2,400 grant to introduce the Sources of Strength Program at their school. The money will help pay for training for students and staff.
The grants are awarded from the Idaho Department of Education, in partnership with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
The 10 schools join 49 other schools that have received grants.
“I appreciate this partnership that allows us to support educators and students about how to have the meaningful conversations with peers,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra in a news release. “This effort complements our bullying initiative, and is one of the best things we can do to teach people that it is OK to seek help when you are bullied or are struggling with the challenges of life.”
The other Idaho schools to receive these grants are:
• New Horizon Center, Pocatello
• Owyhee Combined School
• Marsing Middle School
• North Junior High School, Boise
• Lakeside Jr/Sr High School, Plummer
• Pathways Middle School, Meridian
• Rivervue Middle School, Caldwell
• Centennial High School, Boise
• Rigby High School