The West Virginia Safe and Supportive Schools (WVSSS) Program addresses all aspects of school climate/culture through preventative practices and through meaningful intervention practices. School teams work with experienced mentors to analyze results of the WV Department of Education (WVDE) School Climate Survey and the WVEIS Discipline Module and formaulate a plan of action to address areas of concern. Schools are finding the comprehensive positive programs can reduce school disruptions and improve school climate without reducing students' opportunities to learn. WVSSS is based on WVBE Policy 4373.
The WV School Climate survey is a valuable tool for any school to collect data on their current school culture and to identify areas of improvement. These surveys provide critical information about the learning and teaching environment, the health and well-being of students, and support for parents, school staff, and students that foster learning and school success aligned with the West Virginia Standards for High Quality Schools. The survey may also provide principals with data that can be used in setting their evaluation goals. For more details about the survey, click here.
Click here to register for the 2015 Summer session scheduled for June 24-25 at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV.
For additional information about the WV School Climate Survey, please contact Andy Whisman at 304-558-2546 or email@example.com
Click here to learn about supporting resources found on the WVDE Office of Healthy Schools website.
Click here to view Policy 4373.
Click here for information about the Prevention Resource Officer Program (PRO).