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CULTIVATING A HEALTHY SCHOOL CULTURE

Our report, SPS Today, addresses the work we have done and are doing to build a healthy, safe school culture in which our students can thrive and grow up to be healthy, superbly educated, ethical citizens and leaders.
 

Student Support

List of 5 items.

  • Expanded staffing in the Health Center and Dean of Students Office

  • An anonymous, independent reporting option for sexual misconduct and assault

  • External community services and supports

  • A school-wide student review process

  • Student-initiated, School-supported affinity groups

Alumni Support

List of 5 items.

  • Invite alumni to continue sharing their experiences

  • Work with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), independent advocates who support alumni in identifying services and accessing a therapy fund and independent victims advocate consultant Sandra Matheson

  • Arbitration process for legacy sexual abuse claims

  • Therapy fund administered by an outside, trauma-informed victim’s advocate to work with alumni

  • Support the Alumni Doorways initiative to address and embrace the needs of survivors of sexual assault in our community

Faculty Support

List of 6 items.

  • Comprehensive professional development

  • Anonymous, independent reporting channel

  • Confidential Employee Assistance Program

  • Trauma-informed boundary, active bystander, and reporting obligations training

  • Mentor program on policies and standards for teaching fellows and new faculty

  • Increased opportunities for fellowship and affinity groups

Parent Support

List of 4 items.

  • Additional staff to enhance parent engagement

  • Improved, frequent communications

  • New parent advisory and volunteer group

  • Comprehensive information and education webinar series on school life

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Cultivating a healthy school culture requires diligence and a continuing commitment to improvement. 

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