Merced County Office of Education



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STRIVE provides a strong foundation for our program through a common posture and common expectations. An essential element of STRIVE is the Valley Staff Student Mediation Process (VSSMP). The purpose and goal of the VSSMP is threefold:

  • Allows the teacher and student an opportunity to verbalize the relationship breach
  • Allows discussion on ways to restore the failed relationship
  • Allows ​a clear plan to be laid out for future relationship expectations

Together, we will STRIVE to make this your most succ​essful year.