Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
Stockbridge Central School strives to create a positive culture and learning environment, implementing Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS), a State-wide effort designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. At Stockbridge, students are taught and expected to be Respectful, Responsible & Ready-to-Learn.
Acknowledgments, in the form of a paper handprint, are given to those who are “caught being good” and demonstrate being responsible, respectful, or ready-to-learn. Individual “hands” are collected and counted, acknowledging students who have earned the most hands at monthly all-school meetings. When hand counts reach a certain level, there are periodic classroom and all-school celebrations throughout the year.
Students who are not meeting expectations are given a verbal redirection, a warning, and a natural consequence. Students with four warnings or a major offense (violence, threats, harassment, major disruption of class) are referred to the principal’s office.
Resources for Parents and Families
The Vermont Family Network (VFN) works with the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) to bring families information about VTPBIS and the many benefits for children and schools. For questions or more information, contact Vermont Family Network at (800) 800-4005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.