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Jefferson Moves Forward with Positive Behavior Program

Jefferson Elementary School continues to move forward with one of its goals for the 2009-2010 school year - to encourage positive behaviors and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors. Research shows that this social culture will lead to a safe environment where students achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and with adults. The foundation of the approach emphasizes teaching students the behaviors we expect to see, reminding them to use those behaviors, acknowledging them when they do, and correcting them when they do not.

The Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) program has four components: a matrix of behavior expectations, lesson plans used to teach students the behavior expectations, tiger paws - Jefferson's mascot is the jaguar (an acknowledgement / reinforcement system) and discipline referral forms. Every week at least ten students have received a PBIS behavior certificate. Over 180 students have received this certificate during the past eighteen weeks.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 28, 2010