P.O. Box 202501 • Helena, MT 59620-2501
Putting Montana Students First
Students, educators, and communities benefit from a safe and supportive school environment. Learn more about strengthening and implementing school supports that serve the whole child and aid in the development of a positive school climate that supports both academic success and overall wellness.
The Office of Public Instruction believes that students must be healthy and safe to maximize their learning potential. The Department of Student Support Services within the agency is tasked with supporting students, families, schools, and communities in strategies to meet these needs. Staff within the Department of Student Support Services utilize the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model to inform their work. The WSCC model includes five youth tenants:
For more information about this model, please visit The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model home page.
Michele Henson, School Safety Program Manager, 406-595-1058
Jamey Petersen, Coordinated School Health Unit Director, 406-437-1760