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 Positive School Climate

Welcome to the GaDOE Positive School Climate webpage. This webpage offers practitioners, stakeholders, and K-12 grade schools/districts with resources to provide students with a safe positive learning environment that will improve instructional outcomes for all learners.

GaDOE Teaching and Learning Supports for School Climate

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes (

School Climate Star Rating gauges how well a school's climate is on a 1-5 star rating scale to help each school determine if they're on the correct path to improvement. Georgia is the first state in the nation to include school climate as an early indicator in its accountability system.  The School Climate Star Rating is calculated based on data obtained from: student, teacher, and parent surveys; student discipline; safe and substance-free learning environment information; and attendance.  See: School Climate Star Rating

Student Attendance and School Climate Committee

In order to address truancy and attendance, as well as school climate, Georgia state law (O.C.G.A. Section 20-2-690.2) now requires that communities and schools work together to address school climate and truancy through the recommendations of their local Student Attendance and School Climate Committee.  See: Student Attendance and School Climate Committee

 Contact Information

Jeannie S. Morris
Assistant Director, GaTSS
Phone: (678) 673-0416

Please contact GaDOE's School Climate Team for more information on ways to improve school climate in your school(s).