Level 1: Safe and Collaborative Culture
Level 1 addresses the factors considered foundational to the well-being of a school. Namely, do faculty, staff, students, parents and the community feel that the school is safe and maximizes collaboration for the enhancement of student learning? Level 1 has eight leading indicators:
1.1 The faculty and staff perceive the school enviornment as safe and orderly.
1.2 Students, parents, and the community perceive the school environment as safe and orderly.
1.3 Teachers have formal roles in the decision-making process regarding school initiatives.
1.4 Teacher teams and collaborative groups regularly interact to address common issues regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction, and the achievement of all students.
1.5 Teachers and staff have formal ways to provide input regarding the optimal functioning of the school.
1.6 Students, parents and the community have formal ways to provide input regarding the optimal functioning of the school.
1.7 The success of the whole school, as well as individuals within the school, is appropriately acknowledged.
1.8 The fiscal, operational, and technological resources of te school are managed in a way that directly supports teachers.