Along with the Mentors in Violence Prevention (grades 9-12) and Olweus Bullying Prevention (grades K-8) Programs, Southeast Polk Community School District is committed to providing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (or PBIS; grades K-8) for all students. PBIS is a data-driven, school-wide system that helps staff to create consistent, clear, and achievable school-wide behavioral and character expectations for all students. Schools effectively implementing PBIS have been shown to improve the following:
If your child is struggling and you feel they are in need of support, please contact your child’s school counselor or the district’s at risk / counseling coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about PBIS.
Congratulations to these Southeast Polk Community School District K-8 buildings that earned state recognition for implementing school-wide PBIS programs. The following Southeast Polk schools have been recognized for their work during the 2017-2018 school year:
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PBIS / Olweus Diagram provides parents with a visual of how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports & the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program work together in K-8 buildings to teach character education to all students, report bullying, and intervene early.
PBIS.org Website provides general information about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. PBIS is supported by the U.S. Department of Education.
Heartland AEA 11 – Learning Supports PBIS Website provides regional information on professional learning for educators and technical support for districts / schools.
Iowa Department of Education – Learner Supports PBIS Website provides statewide information on districts and recognition levels for schools. Currently, over 550 schools and 107 districts use PBIS in Iowa.
Iowa Department of Education – Learner Supports MTSS Website provides statewide information on how Iowa is implementing MTSS statewide.