All San José Unified schools use a culture and climate program to create a positive school climate for students, employees, and families. Building a positive school climate is a schoolwide initiative where positive expectations are integrated into all aspects of the school day. Combined with the use of social-emotional learning curriculum, the positive school climate programs establish a foundation of positive and proactive support. San José Unified provides school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
Students are expected to exhibit appropriate conduct that does not infringe upon the rights of others or interfere with the school program while on school grounds, going to or coming from school, at school activities, or using district transportation. Detailed guidelines for student behavior are outlined in the Parent/Student handbook under the “Behavior and Discipline” section.
All schools are encouraged to utilize restorative practices in lieu of suspension, when appropriate. San José Unified is offering employee training for restorative circles on an ongoing basis.