Community Forum on School Culture and Climate

Community Forum on School Culture and Climate
Posted on 09/18/2017


Above: Members of the Board subcommittee on School Culture and Climate: (l-r) Board member Jessica de Koninck, Board member and subcommittee chair Eve Robinson, Board president Laura Hertzog.
Below: Members of the public gathered at Bullock School to work on identifying key elements to be explored.

Members of the Montclair community attended the first open meeting of the Board of Education (BOE) subcommittee on School Culture and Climate on Sun., Sept. 17 at the Charles H. Bullock School. The committee is tasked with exploring this important aspect for our schools with the goal of informing the district administration of the key elements of culture and climate on which they would like them to focus.

Topics include:

  • Engagement: including building relationships, respect for diversity and differences and welcoming school participation
  • Safety: including emotional and physical safety as well as the issues of substance use
  • Environment: including the physical, academic and health/wellness environment as well as approaches to discipline district wide

During the meeting, committee members presented materials and information which was followed by an open period for comments and input from attendees.

If you were unable to attend, you are welcome to email the subcommittee your comments; they will be included in the analysis of the subcommittee.

Eve Robinson, Chair Subcommittee
Jessica de Koninck
Laura Hertzog

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