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Luis Valdespino

Senior Director
(682) 867-7393
lvaldesp@aisd.net

The Social and Emotional Learning (S.E.L.) Department provides guidance and support for Social and Emotional Learning initiatives.  The department directly supports campuses and district central departments to ensure that all current and anticipated S.E.L. initiatives are implemented to fidelity.

Arlington Independent School District (AISD) takes an integrated and intentional approach to implementing social and emotional learning.  The district has adopted the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) identified competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making as the necessary social and emotional skills to be intentionally taught to all students.  The district’s S.E.L. implementation also includes integrating social and emotional supports into existing student services (i.e. Guidance and Counseling services, PBIS, Student Outreach Services, etc.).

Reporting Bullying

AISD strives to ensure that all of its students are free from bullying and harassment including violence in students’ relationships. All charges of bullying, harassment, and dating violence are to be taken very seriously by our students, faculty, staff, administration and parents.

We will make every effort to handle and respond to each and every charge and complaint filed by our students and employees in a fair, thorough and just manner. Every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged offenders.

What should a student do if they believe they are being bullied (including cyber bullying), sexually harassed, or is a victim of dating violence?

The student should immediately notify appropriate school personnel, which would include a classroom teacher, a counselor or an administrator of any such behaviors, in accordance with district policy FFH (Local). There is also an option to report bullying anonymously by calling Campus Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at (817) 469-8477 or online at www.469tips.com.

See Board Policies FFH and FFI which can be found online at https://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/1098.