School Climate Panel KidStrong Conference June 12, 2013 Moderator- Justin Boggs , Coordinator Safe and Supportive Schools, Office of Healthy Schools, WVDE Panel Participants Nancy Brown Greg Cartwright Judi Coffman Roger Miller Larry Stinn Mary Jane Vredeveld Questions from the audience? Time permitting we will take questions from the audience. Question #1 1.Why should schools establish a leadership team (may be an existing team) to manage the design, monitoring and improvement of school climate/culture? A. What key players are recommended to be part of the leadership team? B. What are the benefits of the leadership team and shared responsibility? Question #2 Many schools face the challenge of buy-in from colleagues. How do schools establish a process to gain school-wide input and commitment to school climate/culture improvement from students, staff, parents and community? Question #3 If you look at what is essential for building a positive school climate in Policy 4373 then you must implement essential components. Why are the components below essential to building a positive school? A. Behavior expectations clear to all B. Expectations consistently enforced C. In a caring, non-punitive effort to shape behavior Question #4 It is important schools utilize data to make data driven decisions. The WVDE provides the opportunity for schools to participate in the West Virginia School Climate Survey. How should schools analyze school climate/culture data annually? Question #5 How should schools make data driven improvement decisions based on analysis of consistently tracked student behaviors? Question #6 In what ways should schools implement school-wide plans that provide appropriate interventions to support and reinforce expected behaviors? Question #7 How do schools implement programs / practices that promote youth asset development to support expected student behaviors, positive education and health outcomes? Question #8 How do schools implement comprehensive and effective intervention programs/practices that target identified behaviors that are disruptive to the educational process and that place students at higher risk of poor education and health outcomes? Question #9 How should schools develop appropriate and reliable referral procedures for intensive intervention that enlist school and community partnerships? Question #10 In what ways should schools evaluate school climate/culture improvement processes and revise as needed? Question #11 What process should schools use in developing school-wide priorities for Policy 4373? Questions from the audience??