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This section provides allocations for the implementation of FY'02 Substance Abuse Prevention Programs supported by the Federal Safe and Drug Free Schools (Title IV), the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the Local Drug Prevention Initiatives.

BOR Circular No. 1. 2001-02, "Cost Factors for FY 2002 for All Reimbursable Programs," should be consulted for grant numbers and rates. Budget scheduling procedures are found in the ADistrict Schedulization@ circular, to be issued shortly.

High School Decentralization: As part of the decentralization of high school functions, beginning in FY'02, responsibility for the SPARK Program will be transferred from Central to the field. As a result, allocations presented in this section include each High School district.

District 85 and 74: All Substance Abuse Prevention funds generated by pupils attending Districts 85 and 74 schools are allocated to their geographic district. Upon agreements reached in FY'01 between the Chancellor's District and affected districts, all services will be provided by the schools' geographic district.


The Federal Drug Free Program revenue is assumed to be at the same level as the prior year. The FY'02 grant award has not yet been issued. As described last year, carryover funds were held at a level higher than anticipated to cushion revenue decline. The carryover projection for FY'02 has been lowered to $0.8 million to bring it in line with past actuals.

Indication from OASAS is that the FY'02 appropriation will be slightly increased for COLA. The FY'02 spending plan reflects this increase. When the FY'02 OASAS contract is received, district allocations may require adjustment.

The Local Drug Prevention Initiative is increased by $1.5 million.

The Spending Plan for Substance Abuse Prevention Programs appears on Table M:1.


The Federal support for public school programs is distributed among the community school districts, high schools and citywide special education in the same manner as the State allocated the resources to the Board. This method allocates 70% based on register and 30% based on a needs factor (overage for grade).


The program intent is to ensure that educational services are provided to all students (both general and special education) in the district. The allowable activities include: education, peer leadership, parent education and training, and staff development.

The distribution of funds between the community school districts and high school superintendencies follows the per capita, abuse and performance components of the OASAS formula (see description listed below), with the exception of a set aside for citywide special education.


The OASAS allocation formula contains three components:

  • Per Capita: 50% of the available funds are distributed on a per capita basis; the register count includes general education and special education pupils from the October 31, 2000 audited register.
  • Abuse (Needs) Factor: 20% of the available funds are distributed in proportion to pupils overage for their grade: grades 1 to 5 overage by 1 or more years, grades 6 to 12 overage by 2 or more years.
  • Performance Factor: 30% of the available funds are distributed based on efficiency rating scores developed by the OASAS.

The State has not computed the performance ratings since FY'90. Without a State performance rating, a constant value for all is the most reasonable alternative. All community school districts are given the same Factor of 100 and high schools, which previously as a single entity received a Factor of 100, now as six entities will each receive a fixed Factor of 30.

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