The overwhelming success of the retail cannabis industry in Colorado brings alongside it a surplus in tax revenue for the state. With that the Colorado Departmend of Education is going to grant 50 public schools a $40,000 / year grant that would come with bully prevention coaching offered during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Training will be availble for teachers, staff and parents. Schools will have until October 21st to apply for the betterment of their students emotionals wellbeing. The tax revenue of $66 million will be able to help local communities, with $2.9 going specifically towards the bullying prevention efffort.
Schools that receive the grant will get specialized training from a prevention coach and form a bullying prevention committee including teachers, staff and parents.
“It’s a lot of money,” Dr. Adam Collins, bullying prevention and education grant coordinator for the CDE, told Denver7. “It’s a great opportunity for schools to apply and make sure the social and emotional wellness of their students is taken care of.”