Purpose:

  • Provide support in implementing and sustaining a positive behavior system districtwide.
  • Coordinate training and coaching for district staff and evaluation of a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support program implementation.

Basis for Establishment:

  • Washington state has established guidelines for discipline that support the implementation of a positive behavior system.
  • Bellingham Public Schools have inconsistent discipline practices, which also supports the implementation of a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support program.
  • To support schools in establishing positive behavior systems that will help students be more successful.

Decision-Making Process:

  • This advisory group will make recommendations to the executive team regarding the schoolwide positive behavioral interventions & support program policies and procedures.

Plan of Timeline:

  • Create a three to five year districtwide implementation plan
  • Review of discipline data quarterly
    Review of implementation evaluation data quarterly
  • Review the three to five year action plan annual delineating actions linked to each feature of Implementation Blueprint [1]
  • Facilitate an annual self-assessment of implementation
  • Assess and prioritize implementation needs districtwide
  • Assist school teams in implementing a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support program districtwide
  • Assess fidelity of implementation of a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support at the school level
  • Report to stakeholders on progress of a schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support implementation
  • Report to stakeholders on exclusionary practices
  • Create a list of in-district and schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and support content area consultants

Meeting Dates:

  • February 26, 2014
  • March 26, 2014 – Minutes [2]
  • May 14, 2014
  • September 24, 2014 – Minutes [3]
  • October 29, 2014 – Minutes [4]
  • February 4, 2015 – Minutes [5]

Members:

Regular

  • Steve Morse, Director of Teaching and Learning, Co-Chair
  • Bethany Verner, Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning in Special Education, Co-chair
  • Heather Korbmacher, Intervention Team/Secondary Special Education, BRIDGES
  • Chris Cochran, Counselor Options High School, secondary counselor
  • Lurinda Ford, Elementary Support Specialist, Carl Cozier & Columbia, elementary school counselor
  • Janae Hodge, Assistant Principal, Shuksan Middle School, secondary administrator
  • Kevin Terpstra, Counselor, Kulshan Middle School, secondary counselor
  • Beth Nelson, Intervention Team/Elementary Special Education, Life Skills
  • Eric Paige, Principal, Carl Cozier, elementary administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Meet quarterly
  • Identify needs, plan support and evaluate progress