Success Indicators: School Climate and Culture

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All school personnel who come into contact with ELs have developed the understanding and skills needed to create a safe and welcoming school environment:

All personnel (including front office staff, bus drivers, custodians, learning/behavioral support classroom aides, and cafeteria workers) participate in training to reflect upon their own cultural and linguistic backgrounds and to support and their students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds. (Read More)

All personnel (including front office staff, bus drivers, custodians, learning/behavioral support classroom aides, and cafeteria workers) are provided with information on the demographics of the students served by the school (eg., native languages, home countries, age of arrival in the U.S., educational background in home country and in U.S). (Read More) 

The school has a written code of conduct that reflects a sensitivity to and respect for the cultural backgrounds of all students and staff. (Read More)

All security staff assigned to the main entrance and front office staff are trained in communicating effectively and respectively to students and family members who have low English proficiency. (Read More)

The entire school community, including faculty and staff, students and parents, is well-informed about legal mandates and the rights of ELs. (Read More) 

Designated school personnel are knowledgeable about and follow procedures to report /respond to allegations of inequity, mistreatment, and/or bias in a sensitive and timely manner. (Read More) 

 

The school environment reflects and honors the diversity of the community it serves:

The school building(s) has/have a clearly designated visitor entrance (including directional signs, if necessary, provided in multiple languages). (Read More)

The lobby, hallways, classrooms, and schoolyards display multilingual signs and artifacts representative of the diversity of the school community. (Read More)

The school leaders actively recruit families to volunteer in the school and to serve on committees so that volunteer pools reflect the student body. (Read More)

The school leaders actively recruit applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds and ethnicities for positions in the school. (Read More)

The school leaders actively pursue on-going partnerships with a variety of community organizations to increase community involvement in the school and to maximize the school’s use of community resources throughout the school year, not only during designated weeks or months. (Read More)

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