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Welcome to Safe & Drug-Free Schools


Safe and Drug-Free Schools is a program designed to provide resources to help keep our schools drug and violence free. If you have any information about criminal acts please call Campus Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS


Safe Schools Curriculum

Bay District Schools offers a variety of tested and proven drug prevention programs. All programs used are designed to increase decision-making and refusal skills. Many schools are using "Here's Looking at You" the most popular drug prevention/decision making skills curriculum in the United States. Checkout kits are available for grades K-12 at the District Media Center. "Life Skills Training" has been shown to be the most effective drug prevention program in the country. Developed for middle school students, LST is a three-year program that emphasizes social and decision-making skills. Additional drug prevention education is provided through health education classes as well as life management and many science classes. Violence Prevention The Bullying Prevention Program Peace Works Peer Mediation Second Step Get Real About Violence Drug Prevention Life Skills Training Drug Abuse Resistance Effort (DARE) Here's Looking at You Science, Tobacco and You Important information Instructional aids for Safe and Drug Free Schools are available for check out at the District Media Center


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Conflict Resolution Tools for Teachers

Are you looking for ways to infuse Conflict Resolution and character traits into your regular curriculum. District teachers have developed lesson plans, aligned with the Sunshine State Standards, and with assessment instruments that are accessible through Beacon Learning Center. Go to "Teacher Lesson Plans" and type in the key words (such as "conflict resolution" or "respect") and see the growing number of lesson plans available to you.


Bay District Schools' Superintendent Bill Husfelt talks with WJHG about school safety. Read the full article HERE.



Lee Stafford, Director of Student Services
(850) 767-4311

Mike Jones, District Safety and Security Chief
(850) 767-4127

Community Resources

Note: Bay District Schools is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any of the organizations listed below. The listing and links below are provided solely as a convenience to you, and the provision of these links does not constitute our endorsement of any organization or service listed.

Official seal for Bay District Schools
1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
William V Husfelt III
Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent