MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA – Superintendent Pam Beaudoin is pleased to announce that the Manchester Essex Regional School District has received a Safe and Supportive Schools grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The competitive grant program is designed to help school districts develop and implement safe and supportive school action plans that address the social, emotional, and health needs of all students.
The $10,000 grant will be used throughout the 2022-2023 academic year to develop a plan for implementation focusing on the six areas of Safe and Supportive Schools: Leadership and Culture, Family Engagement, Professional Learning Opportunities, Access to Resources and Services, Teaching and Learning that Fosters Safe and Supportive Environments, and Updating Policies and Procedures.
Each school will create a team to take part in development, in coordination with the District leadership team of principals, deans, and Central Office administration. The District will engage the services of an outside consultant to help guide the process.
“We are grateful to DESE for this grant, which will assist the district in adopting best practices that support our vision for safe and supportive school cultures and equitable learning opportunities for all MERSD students,” Superintendent Beaudoin said. “Each student is unique and should be valued equally, and that vision requires us to review our policies and practices and continually improve.”
The final product will align with the 2022-2025 MERSD Strategic Plan, which may be found here.