The main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at General Grant Middle School. While many faculty and students may have assumptions of what is expected behavior, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are similar. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
Proactive Approach to School-Wide Discipline
Schools that implement school-wide systems of positive behavior support focus on taking a team-based system approach and teaching appropriate behavior to all students in the school. Schools that have been successful in building school-wide systems develop procedures to accomplish the following:
Behavioral expectations are taught using the same teaching formats applied to other curricula. The general rule is presented, the rationale for the rule is discussed, positive examples (“right way”) are described and rehearsed, and negative examples (“wrong way”) are described and modeled. Students are given an opportunity to practice the “right way” until they demonstrate fluent performance.
General Grant Middle School
PBIS Behavioral and Academic Goals
Behavioral Goal: Reduce overall Out of School Suspensions by 10% for 2016-2017 as compared to 2015-2016.
Academic Goal: All students will grow I performance band on the annual Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in math and ELA.