Colorado plans to distribute millions of dollars in surplus marijuana tax revenues to schools in an effort to prevent bullying.
About $2.9 million of the surplus funds will go towardbullying prevention grantsoffered to approximately 50 schools by the Colorado Department of Education for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the CDE announced. The schools will receive grants up to $40,000 per year for bullying prevention.
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.”