School Climate refers to the quality and character of school life. School climate is based on patterns of students, parents and school personnel’s experience of school life and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning practices, and organizational structures.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education recognizes that bullying in schools is a serious matter that impacts student health and safety.
Resources and information are available to school and community members to assist in addressing bullying behavior and building safer learning environments.
Santa Clara County now has resources dedicated to identifying gaps and facilitating strategies to best serve LGBTQ residents through The Office of LGBTQ Affairs. With new laws impacting schools around LGBTQ populations such as AB 827 and more information about students, we want you to have the tools you need to create welcoming and supportive learning environments.
Staff members from The Office of LGBTQ Affairs are available to answer questions and receive feedback related to LGBTQ student and family support. Send message to LGBTQ@ceo.sccgov.org or call (408) 299-4143 for more information.
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important behavior outcomes for all students.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) provides support, training, technical assistance and information to districts in the development and implementation of tobacco free policies and practices in schools.