Monument Elementary is a PBIS school
PBIS is short for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and it is a way to create a safer school using evidence-based practices and data. The main parts of our PBIS program are:
- We have three personal standards that we expect every student to follow throughout the school. They are listed on posters in many areas of the school. The students are taught these standards throughout the school year. The three personal standards are:
2. Make Good Decisions
3. Solve Problems
- We teach all students what is expected of them in every part of the school. At least twice a year, we take all students to each part of the school (playground, cafeteria, classroom, etc.) and review the procedures and expectations for that area.
- Staff members reinforce students when they demonstrate the three personal standards by praising students. Staff members also give students Monument Money when they are doing what is expected, and it can be used to purchase fun monthly experiences. Teachers also have different ways to reward student behavior in their classroom.
- When students do not do what is expected of them, a staff member will politely ask the child to change his/her behavior. If that does not work or if the child is being unsafe, the staff member will ask the student to reflect in writing on what a better choice would have been. At that time, the student calls his/her parent to let them know about their choice.
- For students who repeatedly do not follow the expectations of the school, we work with the child’s family to provide more support to help the child follow the expectations of the school.
Thanks to our PBIS program, Monument Elementary continues to become safer, more inclusive, and more supportive for all students.