PBIS Vision Statement
Proactively meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students and about individual student needs.
School-Wide PBIS and Melcher-Dallas Elementary
History of Development
Melcher-Dallas Elementary serves 251 students in grades pre-K-6. In an attempt to diminish problem behaviors and increase staff’s ability to provide instruction, the school decided to implement a school-wide behavioral support plan. The plan is called PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports). It was implemented in the 2012-2013 school year for all students.
Rationale for Development
A needs assessment was completed in January of 2011. The needs assessment included a review of the current culture of the school, a survey of teacher perceptions related to behavior, and a review of the office referral data for the 2009-2010 academic year.
The results of the needs assessment indicated that the current school-wide structures, although partially in place, were not documented in a systematic manner. In addition, the data revealed a need for a system to identify and assist those students with behavioral needs. In order to be able to develop group and individual interventions in behavior, the school-wide expectations needed to be clearly defined. The staff decided to determine school-wide expectations as a large group. A small team was then developed to assist with documentation of the system, development of lesson plans, and the implementation of the school-wide system.
The Three Be’s (Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible)
The Behavior Curriculum was developed by the PBIS Team. Chances are you are already implementing some of these ideas in your classrooms. The curriculum highlights specific behavioral expectations in all areas of the school including instructional areas, hallways, cafeteria, recess, assemblies, bathrooms, and buses. We hope to bring a consistent level of effort towards these “Three Be’s” to ALL areas of the school ALL of the time.
This curriculum is based on three main ideas:
1. Children need to know what is expected of them.
2. Children need to be directly taught the correct way to behave.
3. The correct behavior needs to be encouraged and acknowledged.
The PBIS Team
The PBIS Team’s focus is to develop school-wide behavioral expectations that include clear, identifiable behaviors (Behavior Matrix), how the behaviors will be taught, and how the behaviors will be consistently and systemically encouraged and acknowledged.
The PBIS Team has developed an effective referral form to help gather and utilize data. This data will be used to target interventions and assess the effectiveness of these interventions. The PBIS Team has also developed a system of rewards to recognize the positive behavior of our students, which are immediate as well as long-term.2017-2018 Team Members: