The goal of our school-wide Positive Behavior Support plan is to help our students develop and improve their level of self-control and responsibility as they mature. We use a system that reflects this goal.
Beginning in Kindergarten, there is a behavior chart for each class. All student's names are listed on each chart. This chart goes with the class everywhere in the school. Each child begins the week with 100 points in behavior. If a student breaks one of the rules during the week, he loses a set number of points. Students are given a mark on the chart when the points are taken. That mark denotes which rule was broken so parents can reinforce at home making good choices.
Teachers have classroom rewards set up for students who make good behavior grades each week. At the end of each nine week grading period we have a school-wide P.B.I.S. celebration and do various activities with the students who earn this reward.
Our charts allow each teacher to handle all minor infractions, which our posted school rules cover. Major infractions are handled in the office with state referrals. These infractions are listed on the referral form. If a student is written up on a state referral form, they will not be eligible to attend the PBIS party at the end of the nine weeks.