Bexley Schools maintains a focus on overall wellness, making sure that students thrive emotionally, psychologically and physically, as well as in academics. The District-Wide School Climate Committee, led by the Director of Student and Community Engagement, works to identify and mitigate non-academic barriers to success, such as drug and alcohol use, unhealthy school climate, poverty, mental health issues and a lack of supportive relationships with adults. Guideposts come from student surveys, such as the 40 Developmental Assets and Me and My World (for more info, click on "Resources" at right and below).
Because it takes a whole community to make sure that students grow up to be competent, caring adults, Bexley City Schools fosters partnerships among parents, educators, policymakers and community members.
Mental Health Resource
A team of Nationwide Children’s Hospital mental health professionals is available to help Bexley students K - 12, supported by a grant from ADAMH (Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County). Two clinicians are based at the Cassingham Complex during regular school hours, handling workshops, drug and alcohol prevention education and other counseling duties. For more information about this support or to seek a referral, see a school counselor, health clinic nurse or office staff member at the student's school.