The money is part of a statewide, $11 Million grant program from the California Departments of Justice and Education aimed at preventing school violence.
"We we’re very pleased to get this grant for anti-bullying programs in our schools." County School Superintendent Dave Gordon says the money will fund their program called VIBE. "VIBE is an acronym that stands for Violence Intervention and Bullying Education and basically the program works like this – schools will refer to us students who have shown early warning signs of aggressive behaviors and we will bring them in to classes with their parents."
The $325,000 grant will be spent over three years on the VIBE program.