The district will cultivate an inclusive and supportive school community in order to promote a sense of belonging and well-being for each student and staff.
The Puyallup School District understands how critical students' social-emotional well-being is to their ability to engage successfully in academic pursuits and growth. Simply put, for students to learn, they must first feel emotionally safe and cared for in school. In accordance with the Washington State Board of Education, guided by the Washington State Legislature (RCW 28A.300.477), the Puyallup School District is committed to a “whole-child approach toward providing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) implementation that is equitable, trauma-informed, culturally sustaining, and universally designed.”
In addition to the well-being of students, the mental and emotional well-being of staff is also critical to their ability to effectively teach and support students. An emphasis on well-being will bolster staff effectiveness as well as their own sense of belonging in the district.
How we will measure success …
- Percent of students receiving suspensions, referrals, and exclusionary discipline (disaggregating student discipline data).
- Percent of students who feel they are valued members of their school community as measured by a district-administered survey.
- District and staff perceptions of their own professional well-being as measured by a district-administered survey.