Student & Community Engagement

District-Wide School Climate Committee

Two staff representatives from each of Bexley’s five schools make up this committee that works to identify and mitigate non-academic barriers to success. The work falls under two main categories; Equity/Inclusion/Diversity and Social Emotional Development. Professional development (EnlightenMEnts) is provided to staff that is linked to the strategic plan and fits under one (or both) of the development categories.  
 

Social and Emotional Development

The district focuses on promoting an environment that intentionally enhances relationships among students, staff, parents and community members. Programs and teachings about character education, bullying prevention, anger management, drug/alcohol prevention, violence prevention, positive behavior supports and peer mediation will lead to understanding and managing emotion, building positive, long-lasting relationships, showing empathy for others and problem solving constructively and ethically.
 

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

The district focuses on various techniques for creating an equitable learning climate for all students regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, exceptionality, family style, social status, religion and belief systems by providing support to enhance the school community’s understanding of cultures and perspectives.
 

For More Information

Leisan C. Smith
Director of Student and Community Engagement
Bexley City School District
348 South Cassingham Road
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-7611 ext. 4115