2019-20 IU 8 School Climate Network

Funded by the Statewide System of Support: School Climate

IU 8's School Climate Leadership Initiative Network

39.5 Act 45/PIL Approved Hours

Funded by the Statewide System of Support: School Climate Leadership Initiative

no cost to participating school teams

In partnership with Pennsylvania Intermediate Units (PAIU), the Office of Safe Schools, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Appalachia IU 8 invites schools to participate in the School Climate Leadership Initiative (SCLI), an effort aimed at increasing the capacity of PA educators to lead school climate improvement efforts. The network is designed to identify and address school climate improvement needs through Act 44 of 2018, Comprehensive Planning and as a complement to current initiatives already being implemented in schools. At the heart of the SCLI model is an emphasis on building learning communities focused on sustaining school climate improvement through stakeholder engagement and shared leadership.

Participating schools will work with IU 8's School Climate Regional Coordinator (SCRC), certified by the National School Climate Center, through training and technical assistance, data collection and analysis, and strategic planning related to school climate improvement.

PIL Course Schedule:

DAY 1: Wednesday, September 11th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, IU 8 Altoona Office

DAY 2: Wednesday, October 9th from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, IU 8 Richland Office

DAY 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools, October 29, 2019 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, IU 8 Altoona Office (at no cost for school team members actively participating in the School Climate PIL Course)



DAY 4: Friday, March 20th from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, IU 8 Altoona Office

School leaders who successfully complete all required professional learning opportunities and required activities of the course will be awarded 39.5 Act 45/PIL credit hours.

Administrators are encouraged to include teachers on their school climate team to attend the sessions for Act 48 credit.

Funded by the Statewide System of Support School Climate Leadership Initiative - at no cost to participating schools.


Jennifer L. Anderson

IU 8 Director of Professional Learning and Organizational Development

School Climate Regional Coordinator


(814) 940-0223 extension 1320