Provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with the basics on how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. Specifically, it explains how making school climate improvements involves 5 sets of activities-- planning; engaging stakeholders; collecting, analyzing and reporting school climate data; identifying and implementing interventions; and monitoring and evaluation. Each activity set answers the following questions: 1) why it is important; 2) what are the key things to do; 3) what it looks like when it is done well; and 4) how to avoid/potential pitfalls. The Quick Guide is one component of many in the School Climate Improvement Resource Package.
Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments