This Policy is under review.

6370 - Student Social and Emotional Development

Last Updated Date: 01/22/2018

Adoption Date: 08/30/2004

Revision History:

Woodridge School District 68 recognizes that a student’s social and emotional development is a critical component for overall development, academic readiness and school success. The District’s instructional program shall support the Illinois Learning Standards for social and emotional development. The Illinois Learning Standards include three goals for students:

  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
  2. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
  3. Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.

The District holds the following components of its instructional program as priorities for fostering positive social and emotional development:

  1. Early identification and intervention for those students who may be at risk for learning problems associated with social, emotional or mental health problems.
  2. Referral and assessment through both school-based and community supports for students who exhibit social and emotional difficulties.
  3. Parent and community involvement in promoting learning and social opportunities for the social and emotional growth of the student population.
  4. Professional development and training for school personnel in social, emotional and academic learning.
  5. School-wide practices and strategies for age-appropriate social/emotional development and academic performance.

The District shall have administrative regulation in place that address supportive services, the referral process and linkages with community agencies.

Policy References:

Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003, 405 ILCS 49