What are the factors that influence school climate? Positives: Negatives:
Who is the School Community? Factors affecting school culture Students and their families, including persons in parental relation Teachers Administrators Counselors, social workers, school nurses, parent coordinators, PTA members Related service providers School safety personnel and resource officers Cafeteria, custodial, and other support staff Transportation staff Community organizations Staff expectations of student behavior and academic achievement School policies and procedures Consistent and equitable treatment of all students Equity in, and access to, resources (budget, space, time, personnel, supplies, equipment) Equity in, and access to, support services Student and family engagement
Areas of Focus to Promote Positive School Culture Social Environment – Interpersonal Relations – Respect for Diversity – Emotional Wellbeing and Safety – Student Engagement – School and Family Collaboration – Community Partnerships Physical Environment – Building Safety – Physical Safety – School-wide Protocol – Classroom Management Behavioral Environment, Expectations, and Support – Physical and Mental Wellbeing – Prevention and Intervention Services – Behavioral Accountability
NYSAN QSA Element 1: Environment/Climate A Quality Program: 1.Provides a stimulating, welcoming, and supportive environment for young people. 2.Uses program space that is safe and clean. 3.Has program space that is appropriately equipped and suitable for activities being conducted. 4.Develops, implements, and shares approved safety plans and procedures
NYSAN QSA Element 1: Environment/Climate, Con’t 5. Provides adequate security for program. 6. Develops and manages effective arrival and dismissal procedures and plans for safe travel home. 7. Provides healthy and nutritious snacks and/or supper. 8. Is aware of, records, and informs staff of special health needs of participants.
NYSAN QSA Element 1: Environment/Climate, Con’t 9. Conducts all required fire/safety drills. 10. Has a culture that allows participants to take initiative and explore their interests. 11. Establishes, maintains and communicates code of conduct to participants, staff, and their families. 12. Applies rewards and consequences for participant’s behavior appropriately and consistently.
NYS 21CCLC Safety and Health Requirements Programs located in school buildings will be governed by the district’s school safety plan. Programs operating at sites other than school buildings must comply with SACC registration provisions. All staff must be trained and familiar with the school emergency response plan and procedures. Programs must address how students will travel safety to the center and their homes.