Mansfield Public Schools, E.O. Smith, to Assess 'School Climate'

Region 19 Superintendent, Bruce Silva and Fred Baruzzi, Superintendent of Mansfield Public Schools have announced the measure as a way to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.

Mansfield Public Schools and E.O. Smith Regional High School are looking to residents' to help improve the town's school climate.

On Friday, the districts, in conjunction with the Connecticut State Department of Education, began surveying students, their parents, guardians and school staff to receive input in maintaining a healthy learning environment.

"We are very interested in finding out how all of our 'stakeholders' feel about school safety here at E.O. Smith," Region 19 Superintendent, Bruce Silva said in an e-mail to Mansfield-Storrs Patch.

Likewise, "Mansfield Public Schools strives to promote and maintain a safe and healthy school climate for all students and staff" Fred Baruzzi, Superintendent of Mansfield Public Schools, said in an e-mail.

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The surveys are anonymous and can be taken online by accessing the links below:

The districts will use the information collected to improve upon School Bullying Policies, faculty training and Safe School Climate Plan, and to implement new actions.

Parents who are unable to access the online survey are encouraged to pick up a hard copy at their child's school office and drop it off upon completion. Surveys will be collected until Oct. 21.


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