Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District (FMUSD) would like to honor one of our community partners for their long-term commitment to our students. Marshal Bayden Grover, of the Fredonia Marshal’s Office, has been teaching D.A.R.E. in Fredonia Schools for over 15 years.

A few years ago, Grover became the Town Marshal. Even with the added administrative duties of becoming Marshal, he has been committed to continuing this great program in our schools and has not re-assigned the responsibility. He personally teaches the program each year.

According to the organization’s website, D.A.R.E.’s mission is to teach “students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.” The D.A.R.E. curriculum is based on the Socio-Emotional Learning Theory (SEL) and identifies fundamental, basic skills and developmental processes needed for healthy development, including self-awareness and management, responsible decision making, understanding others, relationship and communication skills, and handling responsibilities and challenges.

FMUSD would like to express their appreciation to Marshal Grover and the Town of Fredonia for their continued support and interest in our students. We look forward to many more years of working together.