Bellevue Public Schools Awarded $2.79 million School Climate Transformation Grant from the Department of Education
In October of 2019, Bellevue Public Schools received a $2.79 million-dollar School Climate Transformation Grant from the Department of Education. This grant has provided financial support for BPS to focus on improving school climate across all schools.
Through work associated with the School Climate Transformation Grant, BPS hopes to address three major objectives:
Implement district wide PBIS tiered curricular supports for social and behavioral skills with students to improve behavior and improve school climate.
Provide professional development for educators to enhance pedagogy in order to effectively teach social skills and manage problem behavior.
Provide comprehensive supports for students and families which promote school and family success.
Activities that have occurred as part of the SCTG to date include the following:
Professional development opportunities for all certified teachers and paraprofessionals in the implementation of the Boys Town Education Model: Well Managed Schools and Safe and Healthy Secondary Schools
Training of BPS Consultants to provide classroom walk through to measure implementation fidelity of the Boys Town Education Model in all school buildings
Implementation of the Mendez Foundation Too Good for Drugs curriculum in grades 5, 7, and 9
Boys Town Common Sense Parenting classes offered to families in the district
Resources for students, parents and staff provided by a Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Annual measures of perceived school climate by students and staff utilizing the PBIS School Climate Survey
Development of district-level administrative support for MTSS
Behavioral support for students receiving special educations services through a coaching model
MTSS-Behavior Leaders at each of the 20 schools
Annual measures of Hope and Engagement through the use of Gallup’s Hope Survey to all secondary students
Professional development opportunities for all school MTSS B teams in relation to School-wide Tier One and Classroom Expectations.