School Climate and Bullying Prevention
We know that learning happens when students feel safe and supported. Our School Climate Collaborative is a group of community organizations and providers who meet regularly with principals, district and school staff to share tools to build positive school climate.
No matter the climate, sometimes individual peer to peer issues arise, and in some cases, rise to the level of bullying. In July 2011, SCUSD launched a comprehensive bullying prevention program focused on reducing bullying and harassment of students district-wide. The program is designed to address the issue of bullying systemically and follows the district’s strategic plan on bullying prevention developed in August 2011.
The SCUSD School Board also adopted an Anti Bullying policy in June 2011 to help ensure a caring and nondiscriminatory learning environment for all students.
For more information about SCUSD’s School Climate Collaborative or our Bullying Prevention program, please contact Jessica Wharton.