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The 2014 PDOA Conference will be held again at the Lancaster Host Hotel in Lancaster, Pa August 13-14 DARE America will provide an instructor to teach workshops for the Keeping It Real elementary and middle school programs at the PA Conference • DARE Update Training (Wednesday-all day) • Training : “Active School Shooter” all day Thursday. in August 2014 in Lancaster. .......MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW........... We look forward to another interesting event. .>..... IF ANYONE WOULD LIKETO SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT OR HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS THE INFO....... MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW LATER...........
ALSO IF YOU KNOW OF ANY DARE OFFICERS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF PDOA PLEASE LET ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS KNOW.
Regional Director: Lloyd Bratz, DARE America 440-888-1818 Director of Training: Scott Gilliam, D.A.R.E. America 310-215-0575 x 232 Pa State DARE Coordinator: Jack Killian, 570-621-8991 direct-570-624-1279
D.A.R.E. Elementary School Curriculum Student Planners
Introduction of D.A.R.E.'s kiR Elementary Curriculum
We are excited that the national implementation of D.A.R.E.’s new keepin’ it REAL (kiR) elementary curriculum will commence in early 2012. D.A.R.E. instructors having received training for the new kiR elementary curriculum have expressed an exceptionally positive response. D.A.R.E.’s kiR elementary curriculum will serve as an ideal companion to the evidence-based and applauded D.A.R.E. kir middle school curriculum. Deep appreciation is extended to Dr. Michael Hecht, Dr. Michelle Miller-Day, The Pennsylvania State University, and the many D.A.R.E. officers and educators who gave selflessly of their talent, time and resources to create the new curriculum.
Transition to the new kiR elementary curriculum
Police agencies and their partner school districts will have one year from the date of kiR student planner availability to complete transition to the new kiR curriculum. To ensure availability of workbooks for agencies planning to continue delivery of the existing D.A.R.E. elementary curriculum, not the kiR elementary curriculum, through the fall 2012 semester, orders for those workbooks must be placed no later than May 18, 2012.
D.A.R.E. kiR Student Planner
Student planners for the new D.A.R.E. kiR elementary curriculum will be available in early 2012. As previously announced and in keeping with established precedent, all D.A.R.E. programs have one year from the date of availability of the new D.A.R.E.’s kiR elementary student planner to transition to the new curriculum. In keeping with the innovations introduced in the new curriculum, the student planner will be very much different from planners used in the past. D.A.R.E. America recognizes the fiscal constraints within which law enforcement and school entities must operate. For more than ten years D.A.R.E. America has not raised the price of workbooks, absorbing what have been significant increases in production costs (paper, ink, printing, shipping, etc.). With the new kiR elementary workbook, D.A.R.E. America will continue an almost 30-year history of providing quality student materials at the lowest cost possible. The price of the new D.A.R.E. kiR elementary workbook is $1.29. This is a slight increase in cost. The D.A.R.E. kiR student planner remains a bargain and is priced significantly below student materials for other prevention education programs, some of which cost $5-$6 per workbook.
Should you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please feel free to call Scott Gilliam or myself at 310-215-0575.
Respectfully, Francisco Pegueros Executive Director & COO
From Jack Killian, Pa State DARE Coordinator: Here is a little note that I received from Scott Gilliam, Director of Training with DARE America. I thought you should all be made aware of it. I believe it is self explanitory. If you cannot make the update training on either August 8 or 9,2012 at the Lancaster Host Hotel in Lancaster, please be advised that the DARE National Training Schedule is listed on the www.dare.org web site under the section"Officers." It lists scheduled training nationally. Our training registration form can be found at our website, padare.info..... If there are any questions, please feel free to make contact with me or our Regional Director, Lloyd Bratz, DARE America 440-888-1818 Thanks.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The new curriculum has been shipped to those who requested them. DARE Catalog will soon have the planners in stock and we will request a matching number of planners to be shipped to you to go with the curriculum . As previous email blasts have mentioned, police and sheriff departments must have their agencies listed with DARE Catalog before their DARE Instructors can order planners. We will provide this information to DARE Catalog. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.