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School Climate & Discipline (SC&D) Department’s goal is to lead the change for all BCPS students in achieving lifelong academic, behavioral, social and emotional success. This goal is achieved by providing essential services, supports and resources to all BCPS. Resources are grouped into the 6 strands of prevention and intervention: diversity, health and wellness, instructional strategies, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)/academic and behavioral supports.
Why Climate & Discipline?
We all, students and staff, deserve school environments that are safe, supportive, and conducive to teaching and learning. But how can we create this? Through the use of continuous improvement to deliberately assess and improve each school’s climate and discipline. Climate and discipline are not interchangeable, but are interwoven and interactive.
In positive school climates, students feel safe to learn. Staff pay close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students. Schools set and enforce behavioral expectations through effective, consistent, equitable, and graduated discipline. This ensures all students learn the skills they need to succeed both academically and later in life. Learn more about the connection between school climate and discipline.
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SC&D implements evidence based programs and services that have been shown to effectively meet the needs of students, staff and community members. Quality research results in data driven decision making, which fundamentally underpins all of our service provision.
Learn more about what works and what doesn't with prevention in this guide.
SC&D employs culturally competent professionals specifically trained on the many subject areas that fall under the 6 strands of prevention and intervention. SC&D’s professionals promote the department’s vision by providing resources and services in their areas of specialty. The services include, but are not limited to, education and training, print materials, curriculum, as well as tools for assessment, intervention and follow-up support.
The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.