Snapshots of PBIS in Action
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Current Updates for PBIS in Action
- Portland Public Schools implement PBIS student programming (Mar, 2019) - The Portland School District has started an overarching student-focused program that’s bringing in big results. Through a grant from Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI) and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), Portland Schools are building intervention strategies to put in place where students may need extra support.
- 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.
- Classrooms in Crisis: Examining the Inappropriate Use of Seclusion and Restraint Practices - Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Hearing