Outline of the state of Guam

State Models and Supports—Social Emotional Climate

State Models and Supports—Social Emotional Climate

State law requires state agencies to develop models and guidance for districts to promote positive social and emotional climate.

17 Guam Code Annotated 3112.2 Safe Schools Program: School Crime Stoppers.

The Guam Education Board (Board) shall adopt a policy to address crimes being committed within the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) schools. The Board shall implement crime-prevention efforts found successful in other jurisdictions and implement such policies.

The policy shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • (a) School Safety Coordinator. Each school shall identify a School Safety Coordinator (an administrator or school counselor) who will be responsible for overseeing the Program for individual GDOE schools.

  • (b) School Crime Stoppers Coordinator. The Guam Police Department Chief of Police will assign an employee of the Guam Police Department to serve as the School Crime Stoppers Coordinator to work with GDOE School Safety Coordinators, and to serve as liaison to Guam Crime Stoppers, Inc. and the Guam Police Department.

  • (1) The School Crime Stoppers Coordinator will be responsible for organizing awareness and education events for students, and the broader community, with the Guam Police Department, the Guam Crime Stoppers, the Office of the Attorney General, the Mayors Council of Guam, and other relative agencies and organizations, as well as training events for administrators, faculty, staff, school parent organizations and families.

  • (2) Partnership with Guam Crime Stoppers, Inc. The Board shall explore options of developing a partnership with Guam Crime Stoppers, Inc. to identify the School Crime Stoppers Program needs, such as securing phone services, the possible implementation of procedures for online web tips for the reporting of crimes that occur on GDOE campuses, and other related needs.

  • (3) The School Crime Stoppers Coordinator will forward reports of tips and calls that have led to arrests for crimes to the Guam Crime Stoppers Board of Directors for disposition, in accordance with the organization's current procedures. For infractions or instances where the event is not a criminal activity, the School Safety Coordinator and the School Crime Stopper Coordinator will determine, or make a referral for, the appropriate disciplinary action, or make a referral to the appropriate entity.

  • (4) The School Crime Stoppers Coordinator and the School Safety Coordinators shall coordinate with the Guam Crime Stoppers, Inc., and make recommendations for policy relative to fundraising efforts to support the School Crime Stoppers program. Said recommendations shall be presented to the GDOE Board and Superintendent of Education for consideration and subsequent development of policy.

  • (c) Data Collection. The Guam Department of Education School Safety Coordinators and School Crime Stoppers Coordinator will work in tandem to collect statistical data generated from call-ins or web tips of crimes or violations.

  • (1) Statistical data may be used to obtain grants intent on increasing student involvement and achievement, and the promotion of safe, crime-free schools and communities.

  • (2) The data shall be published quarterly for public review on the Guam Department of Education website.

  • (d) Both the School Safety Coordinators and the School Crime Stopper Coordinator will be responsible for determining what appropriate disciplinary action will be taken or referrals will be made to appropriate authorities if what is reported is not a crime. If what is reported, however, is a crime, the coordinators shall forward it to the appropriate authorities for disposition.

  • (e) Implementation. The Program shall be implemented in all Guam Department of Education schools.

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17 Guam Code Annotated 4121 Character Education.

(d) The Department of Education shall assist public schools in accessing financial and curricular resources to implement programs stressing these character qualities. Public schools are encouraged to use their existing resources to implement programs stressing these qualities.

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19 Guam Code Annotated 15110 Required Curricula for Education System.

(a) The Department of Education shall select or develop:

  • (1) curricula for pupils concerning family violence that are appropriate for various ages;
  • (2) curricula for school counselors, health-care personnel, administrators and teachers concerning family violence; and
  • (3) curricula for Department of Public Works Bus Operations employees.

(b) The curricula must be selected or developed in consultation with public and private agencies that provide programs for victims of family violence and programs of intervention for perpetrators of family violence, advocates for victims, non-profit family violence coalitions or organizations, persons who have demonstrated expertise and experience in education and family violence, and the Family Violence Task Force.

(c) The curricula must include, but are not limited to:

  • (1) the nature, extent and causes of family violence;
  • (2) issues of family violence concerning children;
  • (3) the prevention of the use of violence by children;
  • (4) sensitivity to cultural, racial and gender issues;
  • (5) violence in dating and other social relationships of boys and girls;
  • (6) practices designed to promote safety of the victim and other family and household members, including safety plans;
  • (7) legal reporting requirements concerning abuse or neglect of children; and
  • (8) the lethality of family violence.
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