Appropriate behavior in class and in non-structured time (lunch/recess) allows all children to access their education, and it often starts with positive relationships between adults and children and between children.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a comprehensive program that originated out of the University of Oregon about 30 years ago. PBIS is a research orientated framework, and Lincoln Crossing has adopted it because it is proven to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities and students from underrepresented groups. PBIS is used at other schools in WPUSD, and is regarded as a flagship behavior support program at the Placer County Office of Education.
At Lincoln Crossing, we are using the framework to provide varying levels of support based on specific behavior needs of our students. School wide, all of our students are taught our school expectations from day one: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Problem Solver, and we spend time throughout the year considering how these apply in each area of the school. We also use the tenets of PBIS to work with families and children who are struggling meeting the schools expectations. Our admin and teacher team work collaboratively with parents and students to identify and implement and increased intensity of supports if behavior challenges continue after a student receives multiple behavior infractions and our classroom systems have been ineffective.