Marcia Sytsma
for Bloomington School Board

Safe Schools for All Students

Safe Schools for All Students is not about bricks and mortar. It’s about building and strengthening a community within each school where students look out for each other, where teachers make sure students feel valued at all levels, in all circumstances and at all times, and where expectations are clear, fair, and reflect the school community’s values.

Safe Schools for All Students is about creating a community in a school that thrives and brings out the best in everyone. It’s about fully utilizing the supports and connections students already have to help them be successful: trusted adult mentors, cultural liaisons, and social and community partnerships.

Safe Schools for All Students uses best practices in preventive and positive behavior supports, discipline strategies that focus on teaching problem-solving skills, restoring relationships, and helping students become accountable and responsible members of the larger community.