How Will/Should a Positive Behavioral Support System (PBSS) Look Different—or Be Developed and Implemented Differently—at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School Levels?
Overall, the building is more positive and student discipline incidents have dropped. The year-to-date total amount of office discipline referrals in comparison to this point last year is down 21 percent.Since its inception more than 13 years ago at the University of Oregon, Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) has developed into a framework that can be used by any school to help improve the social and learning behaviors of students and decrease disruptions that interfere with instruction. PBS is now implemented in thousands of schools across the country and hundreds of schools in Michigan, including preschools, elementary, middle, and high schools. It is also being implemented in programs for students with severe emotional impairments and developmental disabilities, and juvenile facilities.
Staff, parents, and students need to work together to reach the most promising outcome for all involved. The best manner to get all groups actively engaged with the effort is yet to be determined.
As terrifying as this documentary might seem, it is actually meant to be an eye-opener for parents. For many parents, things stated in this documentary may not be a news flash, but some aspects of it are sure to surprise parents.
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