Schools naturally stand on the front line of responsibility for assuring that Ohio's children are safe and supported as they learn. Close beside them are families and the network of local community organizations whose services address learning barriers such as poverty, cognitive learning challenges, emotiona/behavioral health and family issues.
Effective partnerships between schools, families and these community-based resources can help schools establish comprehensive systems of learning supports for students as well as more positive school climates. These conditions in turn lead to overall school improvement and community improvement.
Click below to download copies of the ODE publications Comprehensive System of Learning Supports Guidelines and School Climate Guidelines.
Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
School Climate Guidelines
Click here to view an autumn 2011 Regional Trainings Summary Report that reveals what educators and community support personnel viewed as their needs and obstacles in establishing local systems of learning supports and positive school climates.
Safe and Supportive Regional Meeting Power Point
Click below for individual Regional Reports based on 16 regional meetings through which that feedback was collected.
Click here for recording of a regional meeting presentation.
Also watch for news on additional ODE-sponsored meetings to help regions move forward on this work.
For more information contact:
Office for Family and Community Support
Ohio Department of Education