Character Education and School Climate Committee

To provide input on creating a safe, supportive, and positive learning environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Reviews and discusses the following items to develop background knowledge:

  • Evidence-based, social-emotional learning programs
  • Discipline and behavioral Santee School District Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, California Education Code
  • Evidence-based school-wide and classroom practices for developing a positive learning environment (e.g. PBIS, restorative practices, SEL)

2. Reviews data points on student achievement and other performance indicators such as caring schools survey, school connectedness; discusses implications and next steps

3. Discusses issues and problems of practice that affect student social emotional learning and solutions to address student needs

4. Reviews, discusses, and provides feedback annually to the Board of Education on key issues, findings, and possible outcomes.

Committee Chairs:

Mike Olander, Director, Pupil Services & Student Well-Being

Meredith Riffel, Director, Community Collaborative

The committee meets from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, in the Educational Resource Center (ERC), 9619 Cuyamaca, Santee. Until the State guidelines change to allow gatherings, the meetings will be held virturally.

2020-21 Meeting Dates:
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Agenda / Minutes
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Agenda / Minutes
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Agenda / Minutes 

Santee School District Character Education Traits

September

Respect

October

Responsibility

November

Citizenship

December & January

Compassion

February

Honesty

March

Trustworthiness

April

Fairness

May & June

Courage