Through the Collaborating Districts Initiative, CASEL has supported ten large urban school districts committed to implementing districtwide Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). From 2012 through 2015, a subset of those districts partnered with CASEL to investigate and develop strategies for financially sustaining districtwide SEL initiatives over multiple years. Click here to read a summary of the challenges and lessons learned by these districts.
This website contains many resources to help school districts to plan their SEL implementation with sustainability in mind.
Build Your Knowledge
If you are a newcomer to social and emotional learning or to the concept of planning a district-wide SEL implementation, go here to get started.
District Case Studies
Learn from your peers. Go here to read case studies from four school districts that are implementing districtwide SEL. Their strategies and approaches will give you ideas and enrich your thinking.
Make a Plan
Here you will find the sustainability toolkit. A cost modeling tool, a financial sustainability planning tool, and an SEL budgeting tool/template will guide your planning.