The D.A.R.E. program arrives at Jackson County Schools starting this year. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will implement the program to K-8 students in Marianna, starting with a 10-week course for fifth graders.
D.A.R.E., the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, was enacted in 1983 to teach students about the dangers of drug use. This summer, several of the area’s school resource officers underwent training for the program.
Officials say it will expand to other schools throughout the district once the program is up and running in Marianna. JCSO is reportedly working with the Jackson County School Board on the initiative.
– Aimee Sachs, Florida Politics