School Climate Showcase Highlights Positive Student Impacts

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Monterey County Office of Education

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Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

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School Climate Showcase Highlights Positive Student Impacts

School Climate Showcase Highlights Positive Student Impacts

Friday, May 6, 2016

Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer  831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – The Monterey County Office of Education will showcase the efforts and successes of various school climate programs in place across Monterey County during their first annual Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) & School Climate Transformation Initiatives Showcase. These programs are showing improved impacts on children and youth including:

  • Higher attendance rates
  • Lower suspension and expulsion rates
  • Reduced office discipline referrals

This showcase provides opportunities for schools, local organizations and community members to view the successful work being done to improve school climate for children and youth in Monterey County. The showcase will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church 315 East Alvin Drive in Salinas.

The Alisal Union School District, Salinas City Elementary School District, Salinas Union High School District, Soledad Unified School District, North Monterey County Unified School District and Monterey Peninsula Unified School District will be showcasing 23 schools that have implemented programs that support students’ positive behaviors and interventions for negative behaviors. The whole-school and whole-family approach leads students to be happier and healthier at school and at home.

Multiple non-profit agencies that support these programs will also be in attendance.

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