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SAN JOSE, CA – On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, the Santa Clara County Board of Education (SCCBOE) unanimously passed Resolution No. 2288-2 and Resolution No. 2281-1 acknowledging Bullying Prevention Month and Disability Employment Month, respectively.
The Bullying Prevention Month resolution highlights the importance of encouraging schools and communities to work together to stop all forms of bullying, cyberbullying and end harassment, hazing, discrimination, or intimidation of any type.
Under the Children’s Health Improvement Plan, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) collaborates with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department. Together both entities assess the implementation of bullying prevention efforts and positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) throughout the county.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2019, one out of every five (20%) students reported being bullied at school, and 41% of them indicated that they thought the bullying would happen again.
“The continued promotion of dialogue between educators and parents on bullying prevention and intervention is essential, as we work to ensure safe learning environments for all students,” said Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan.
The Disability Employment Awareness Month resolution recognizes the 2021 theme, which signifies resilience in the face of adversity, “America’s recovery, powered by inclusion,” and acknowledges the contributions of workers with disabilities.
SCCOE promotes and supports the workability of students with disabilities through the CONNECT program. CONNECT stands for Community Opportunities for Navigating and Networking Educational and Career Transitions and is a community-based program that expands students’ recreation, vocation, education skills, and experiences.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2020, 18% of persons with disabilities were employed. A decrease in the amount from 2019, which was at 19%.
“The passing of these resolutions demonstrates the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s commitment to equity, inclusion and providing a safe, supportive environment for both students and employees,” said Santa Clara County Board of Education President, Claudia Rossi.
Bullying Prevention and Education Resources are listed below and are available for staff and the community on the SCCOE website.
Resources for Parents/Guardians:
Suggestions for Parents/Guardians when dealing with Bullying
Resources for School and Community Members:
Resources for Specialized Populations:
Resources for Parents/Guardians in Spanish:
About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.
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