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Superintendent’s School Climate and Culture Advisory Committee Survey

Dear Santa Clara Unified School District Community, 

In an interest to continue to address emerging student concerns and create a space for collective thinking about promotion of academic and social-emotional success for all students, the Superintendent is launching the Superintendent’s School Climate and Culture Advisory Committee.  The purpose of this committee will be to foster an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all students in Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD).  The goals of this committee will include: 

  1. Identify, prioritize, and develop solutions to physical, mental/emotional, and social barriers affecting SCUSD school climate and culture (e.g., all gender access to bathrooms, equitable dress codes, bullying and cyberbullying, etc.).  
  2. Collaborate with SCUSD stakeholders (e.g., students, parents, wellness coordinators, SCUSD facilities department, athletics coaches, etc.) to address identified barriers 
  3. Work with community-based organizations (e.g., business, civic, faith organizations) committed to inclusive, safe spaces for youth and families in order to support and enhance SCUSD school climate and culture. 
  4. Identify training and educational needs for SCUSD staff, students, families, and community members and develop age-appropriate instruction that fosters tolerance and respect for the wide variety of social and cultural characteristics in our community. 
  5. Develop support groups, as needed, for students and their parents/families (e.g., LGBTQ++ student support groups).

The committee welcomes SCUSD staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers, and community members to participate on this committee, by completing an application form, which will be sent out in mid-December. In the interim, please consider completing this short survey to assist us with planning for this committee.

If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please contact Ms. Lise Strom, Title IX Coordinator/UCP and Equity Officer, at lstrom@scusd.net or at (408) 423-3509.