Learn more about creating caring communities


Ohio’s recently adopted strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, recognizes the need for a positive climate in every school to support student well-being, academic achievement and future success. Most recently, Ohio enacted the Supporting Alternatives for Fair Education (SAFE) Act, House Bill 318.
This bill strengthens requirements for school districts to implement positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning supports and trauma-informed practices. The Department is eager to continue building the capacities of all Ohio schools to implement PBIS. Ohio’s learners need to see their school communities as safe environments filled with caring educators and staff who encourage, empower, show empathy and foster a culture of trust and continuous improvement.
Learn more about creating caring communities on the Department’s website.