Responsive and Inclusive Environment – Priority 1 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

 Theory of Action – If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.

Strategic Objective – Responsive and Inclusive Environment: Create safe, supportive, and welcoming schools in which all students, staff, and members of the community can thrive.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – foster the capacity of teachers and students to build relationships in a safe and collaborative environment that respects cultures and differences among all students.  develop different options/avenues for discussing differences, problem solving, and dispute resolution.



Established Social Emotional Learning Teams in all elementary schools based on the Instructional Support Team model.

Collaborate with district and community colleagues in professional development that supports the implementation of community and restorative circles.  Increase the implementation of  community/restorative circles at all five elementary schools.

Secondary administration using community circles to engage students in problem solving regarding building level concerns.