Salem Public Schools has a strong staffing structure, but lacks the framework, community connections, and data collection system to effectively support the holistic needs of every child. To this end, the Salem Public Schools will be partnering with City Connects to support every preK-8 Salem school as each takes a proactive, holistic approach to addressing the needs of every child.
This partnership includes a defined practice so each Salem Connects counselor can collaborate with every teacher to support every student, continued support and professional development, and data tools to track this work, understand student progress, and demonstrate effectiveness.
This partnership has already begun. For the 2017/2018 academic year, each preK-8 school has a fully trained City Connects school adjustment counselor.