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School Climate Transformation Grant - Overview and Achievements

School Climate Transformation Grant

Life of the Grant: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2024

Funding: $750,000 per grant year (contingent upon appropriations by U.S. Congress)

The Goal: To help Vaughn NCLC schools set processes, systems, and structures to improve positive reinforcement practices and systems of supports to cultivate a positive school climate and achieve academic success.

Federal Expectations: The U.S. Department of Education expects that grantees work towards improving school climate conditions in the specific areas shown below:

  • Support school sites to implement a multi-tiered system of support to fidelity by providing technical assistance and learning opportunities to school staff;
  • Show improvement in the school climate/culture perception via the administration of the School Climate Survey; 
  • Implement Opioid abuse prevention and mitigation strategies;
  • Decrease the number of suspensions and expulsions related to the possession or use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
The Team:
Griselda Ortiz - School Climate Coordinator
Brianne Sullivan - School Climate Coordinator
Alex Henriquez - School Climate Coordinator
Luis Carbajo - School Climate Assistant Director

 

 

Program Achievements (through June 2021)

  • 2,664+ hours of learning opportunities and technical assistance engagement
  • 78% overall School Climate satisfaction
  • 242 engaged in learning opportunities and technical assistance
  • All Vaughn sites have active PBIS Tier 1 teams
  • Social Emotional Learning survey conducted at all sites
  • Adopted Educators Handbook as student behavior tracking platform
  • 84 technical assistance and learning opportunities offered
  • 190 staff members participated in at least 5 hours of learning opportunities and/or technical assistance
  • 63 staff members participated in at least 10 hours of learning opportunities and/or technical assistance
  • 34 staff members participated in at least 20 hours of learning opportunities and/or technical assistance
  • 19 staff members participated in at least 30 hours of learning opportunities and/or technical assistance