School-climate improvement efforts still a work in progress in St. Paul
School safety issues got renewed attention at the St. Paul School District on Tuesday, but tight budgets pose new challenges as officials seek to make schools safer and stem the flow of students to other districts and charter schools.
School board members who on Tuesday heard task force recommendations about how to improve school climate had a fundamental question for administrators: Is this all there is?
Increased support for students in crisis was recommended. The board was urged to consider having more regular classroom teachers join their special-education counterparts in learning techniques to de-escalate disruptive behavior.