In order for the schools to become healthy learning environments and to provide a strong defense against drug use and violence, the state board of education shall prescribe programs within the existing health and physical education program which teach resistance and life skills to counteract societal and peer pressure to use drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and shall include counselors, teachers and staff in full implementation of the program. The board shall also prescribe programs to coordinate violence reduction efforts in schools and between schools and their communities and to train students, teachers, counselors and staff in conflict resolution skills. The program shall be comprehensive, interdisciplinary and shall begin in elementary school. The state board shall report to the legislative oversight commission on education accountability on the status of the programs no later than the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred ninety-five.
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