Structured Alternative Confinement (SAC) School

Contact:
Larry Gardner, Principal, lgardner@esd101.net, 509-477-2451
Kathi Tribby-Moore, Lead Teacher, ktribby@esd101.net, 509-329-3700Tavis at SAC
Cheryl Barkdull-Smith, Student Records, cbarkdull@esd101.net, 509-329-3970
Trudie Duxbury, Education Advocate, tduxbury@esd101.net, 509-477-3976
Lorie Mancinelli-Wilson, Special Ed. Teacher, lmancinelli-wilson@esd101.net, 509-325-3668

Office: 509-329-3700
Fax: 509-327-9914
Address: 1229 W. Mallon, Spokane, WA 99201
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The Structured Alternative Confinement (SAC) program began in the fall of 1995 as an additional, more immediate, and less costly sentencing alternative option for juveniles who had committed crimes. There are three primary components to the program: electronic monitoring, day school and community service. Instruction is individualized for each student and a mastery level approach is used. Students are assessed upon entering the program and specific areas of strengths and improvements are identified. Students earn seat time hours which are then transferred to the appropriate districts for credit. The SAC program allows an option for identified youth who have no school placement within the juvenile court system. A primary objective is to successfully transition students back into the traditional school setting at the end of their court sentence. The school component is staffed by three teachers, a paraeducator, and a Education Advocate. The program offers a general education curriculum, GED prep. and a school-to-work curriculum. The SAC School operates 220 days a year.