Snapshots of PBIS in Action

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Current Updates for PBIS in Action

  • New behavior policies take hold at Visalia Unified (Apr, 2019) - A new ideology of behavior reform is taking hold in Visalia schools and the district is experiencing minor success. School District’s Director of Social Wellness, Dhillon says kids often don’t learn from being expelled or suspended. He believes taking a student away from the learning environment doesn’t inspire an affinity for learning. There’s been changes in legislation and discipline practices in California over the last couple years. One of the big changes is that schools are required to demonstrate interventions prior to considering suspension or expulsion.
  • Positive Trends at Dowagiac Middle School (a small rural district in Michigan) from the district newsletter- When compared to the first semester from the last two school years, major behavior referrals at Dowagiac Middle School have significantly decreased this school year. While many factors contribute to rates of discipline referral data, the efforts made by educators at the middle school are making a difference. Dowagiac Middle school has implemented PBIS practices for several years, however this is the first year of school-wide PBIS implementation lead by their leadership team.