About D&SC

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    Diversity & School Climate Department's goal is to lead the change for all BCPS students in achieving lifelong academic, behavioral, social, and emotional success. This goal is achieved by providing essential services, support, and resources to all BCPS. Resources are grouped into the 6 strands of prevention and intervention: diversity, health and wellness, instructional strategies, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, as well as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

  • Why Diversity & School Climate?

    We all, students and staff, deserve school environments that are safe, inclusive, supportive, and conducive to teaching and learning. But how can we create this? Through the use of continuous improvement to deliberately assess and improve each school’s climate and diversity efforts. Climate and diversity are not interchangeable, but are interwoven and interactive.

    In positive school climates, students feel safe to learn. Staff pay close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students. Schools set and enforce behavioral expectations through effective, consistent, equitable, and graduated discipline. This ensures all students learn the skills they need to succeed both academically and later in life. 

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  • Research Based

    D&SC implements evidence-based programs and services that have been shown to effectively meet the needs of students, staff and community members.  Quality research results in data-driven decision making, which fundamentally underpins all of our service provision.

  • Staff

    D&SC employs culturally competent professionals specifically trained on the many subject areas that fall under the 6 strands of prevention and intervention. These professionals promote the department’s vision by providing resources and services in their areas of specialty. The services include, but are not limited to, education and training, print materials, curriculum, as well as tools for assessment, intervention and follow-up support.

  • The School Board of Broward County, Florida, prohibits any policy or procedure which results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. The School Board also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Individuals who wish to file a discrimination and/or harassment complaint may call the Director, Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department & District’s Equity Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (ADAAA) may call Equal Educational Opportunities/ADA Compliance Department at 754-321-2150 or Teletype Machine (TTY) 754-321-2158.

Contact Information

  • Diversity & School Climate

    1400 NW 14th Court

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1600

    Fax: 754-321-1691

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    David L. Watkins

    Director

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