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RJUHSD - Building A Culture of Care

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $999,974)

The Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) serves grades 9-12 and is dually located in both Placer County and a small portion of Sacramento County, encompassing the communities of Roseville, Granite Bay, and Antelope.  We have six comprehensive high schools, two alternative high schools, a therapeutic intervention program, and one adult school. We educate students from three "partner" K-8 school districts. Our Mission Statement emphasizes success for students, with a focus on “Igniting, Inspiring, and Preparing” them for a variety of post-secondary opportunities. 

In November of 2019, one of our school psychologists introduced Behavior Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) to her site, sharing current research and evidence-based practices in a draft procedure manual she wrote. Since then, our district team (school psychologist, school administrator, Threat Assessment police detective) has developed an implementation plan, inquiry tools, and a introductory staff training centered on a threat assessment process encompassed within a Culture of Care. Our goal is to ensure a school community engaged around school safety, positive school climate, and the prevention of violent acts on campus. In March of 2022, our school board adopted a policy in direct support of the implementation of the BTAM program districtwide.  The resources are grounded in evidence-based research, and the team has attended training through USSS, Safe Schools, and SIGMA.  Core team members from each school have been trained by SIGMA at an introductory level.  The Roseville Police Department continues to be a collaborative partner with the district. 

Our next steps towards maintaining a safe, inclusive learning environment is rooted in our project, BTAM Implementation: “Building a Culture of Care.”  Our proximal goal is to build site team capacity and fidelity in the BTAM process and build student and community awareness on the safety message of “See Something, Say Something.”  The project will identify a district lead to establish policy in training for staff, develop incident tracking / reporting strategies, documentation processes, data collection, and develop community / student educational awareness and school climate. This grant funding will ensure advanced training for all site BTAM teams, initiate new employees, create student and community messaging, and ensure ongoing training for staff and school resource officers to embrace and build the “Culture of Care,” including the stakeholders’ understanding of their roles in the safety of our schools.

Date Created: September 29, 2022