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School Climate

School climate refers to the overall environment of a school’s social and educational culture. It is a measurement of the quality of school life for students, staff, families, and communities. This includes a variety of factors: safety, teaching methods, interpersonal relationships, social supports, and school values.

The National School Climate Center provides information on the importance of these and other factors in maintaining a positive school climate.

OSPI's work with school climate transformation operates under the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) frameworks.

School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)

OSPI is committed to supporting Washington schools through the School Climate Transformation Grant, from the U.S. Department of Education, and in partnership with the National PBIS Technical Assistance Center, NWPBIS, and the University of Washington’s SMART center. From 2018-2023, the SCTG grant will provide training and coaching support to 30 identified school districts across Washington, serving 98,336 students.

The U.S. Department of Education provides more information about this federal grant, including funding status, FAQs, and contact information.