The Citizenship Task Committee was organized to help students to value others, successfully collaborate, increase self management skills, and to institute an approach that has zero tolerance for harassment and unfair behavior.
Guidance counselors, administrators and teachers have worked with representatives from all schools to institute a variety of opportunities that have included: citizenship activities, newsletters, weekly behavior challenges, journal writing, theme bulletin boards, language arts integration activities and elements of the Responsive Classroom.
The task force has embraced the nationally recognized program Community of Caring. This program is a K-12 initiative that was introduced at the high school in 1998-99. Programs such as peer outreach enhance this effort at the secondary level, while specific elementary activities provide developmental support.
School district policies and procedures were updated to define student expectations and further support the SAU wide citizenship effort.