New Behavior Program Slated to Launch at Jefferson this Fall
updates to state and federal education guidelines are changing the ways
schools are expected to support students with problem behavior. To help
support the efforts, Jefferson Elementary School will be implementing
the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Program (PBIS) at the
beginning of the 2009-2010 school year.
based on a problem-solving model and aims to prevent inappropriate
behavior through teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors. It is
a process that is consistent with the core principles of providing
students high quality education instruction and interventions matched
to student needs and monitoring progress frequently to make changes in
instruction and goals. PBIS is grounded in differentiated
Jefferson Elementary School has a
PBIS team that has attended several PBIS workshops during the past six
months. The teams consist of teachers, counselors, psychologists and
the principal, Bill Klein.
The team has
presented the staff with the information and the school is eager to
implement the PBIS program into the school curriculum next year. The
PBIS team is presently seeking parents to become members of the team.
The students will be involved in a "Kick-off" program in September to
better understand the PBIS concepts.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 8, 2009