WV Safe and Supportive Schools – GATE Training

About the Program

The West Virginia Safe and Supportive Schools (WVSSS) program addresses all aspects of school climate/culture through preventative practices and through meaningful intervention practices. School teams will work with an experience mentor to analyze results of the WVDE School Climate Survey and the WVEIS Discipline Module and formulate a plan of action to address areas of concern. Schools are finding that comprehensive positive programs can reduce school disruptions and improve school climate without reducing students’ opportunities to learn. WVSSS is based on the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Policy 4373.


In order to attend, a school must have participated in the WVDE’s School Climate Survey. Data from the survey will be analyzed and used as a starting point for the development of an action plan incorporating WVBE Policy 4373.

Summer Schedule

June 19 – 20

Capital High School, Charleston


July 10 – 11

Lakeview Conference Center, Morgantown

July 31 – Aug. 1

Days Inn Hotel, Flatwoods

August 6 – 7

Beckley/Raleigh county Convention Center, Beckley, WV

Details and registration available at www.wvcpd.org. Listed under the GATE program page.


Lorrie Smith, WV Center for Professional Development

Phone: 304-558-0539


Don Chapman, WV Department of Education

Phone: 304-558-8830