This evaluation study provides information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2015 through May 2016, in which 12,388 students participated overall.
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for harassment, intimidation, or bullying behaviors during the 2015-2016 school year.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with state and local departments of education and health, national education and health organizations, and other federal agencies. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the state and local level component of this system, assesses how certain youth risk behaviors change over time. The YRBS focuses on priority health risk behaviors established during youth that may affect academic performance and result in significant mortality and morbidity rates during both youth and adulthood. It assesses behaviors in six categories: (a) injury and violence, (b) tobacco use, (c) alcohol and other drug use, (d) sexual behaviors, (e) dietary behaviors, and (f) physical activity. With funding from CDC and with the assistance of the regional education service agency school wellness specialists, the YRBS has been conducted by the West Virginia Department of Education since 1993 for high schools and since 1999 for middle schools. The following series of YRBS topical reports give a detailed snapshot of particular student risk behaviors across programmatic levels from high school back to early middle school ages based on the 2015 survey.