School climate and culture make or break the teaching and learning experience for everyone. Aurora Public Schools must provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students and staff members. A welcoming environment begins with acknowledging and appreciating the great variety of individuals that make up our community, including those who are native-born, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, variously abled, and religiously, ethnically, culturally, and politically diverse. Keeping each other safe becomes everyone’s aspiration and responsibility when we learn the value of those who are different from ourselves. Only with respect does trust become a possibility. From an individual classroom to the entire District, the Aurora Public Schools community is enriched as we cultivate a climate and culture of respect and trust for one another.