Stan. County Office of Education – Civility

An Initiative of the Stanislaus County Office of Education


Civility is a core value of a well functioning community and one of its defining components.  Quality of life depends in great part on how community members treat each other.  This initiative will promote the importance of civility in a world becoming less civil, and encourage community members to choose positive and respectful behaviors in their personal and work lives.


The initiative is inspired by the work of Dr. P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility: the 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct.  Through a broad-based, collaborative effort, the goal is to transform Dr. Forni’s concepts into a concrete plan that can be easily integrated into the culture of government, businesses, organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and families throughout the community.

For more information contact the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s Communications Department at: 209.238.1709 or 209.238.1704 or check them out online at