July 1, 2009
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
All school staff, including teachers, principals, counselors, social workers, nurses, aides, librarians, coaches, nutrition personnel, and others, can have an important and positive influence on students’ lives. The time, interest, attention, and emotional support they give students can help them learn and stay healthy. This fact sheet provides guidance for fostering school connectedness and creating a more welcoming and supportive school environment for all students.