Welcome To: Victoria Education Center Positive Effective Behavior Plan 2007-08 Mission Victoria Education Center has devised a School Code which clearly delineates student behavioral expectations. VEC provides a clear description of what will be viewed as acceptable and / or unacceptable behavior as well as the consequences of both. In this way, students will be better able to adjust or modify their behavior, if necessary, in order to enjoy a positive experience here at Victoria Education Center. Vision Victoria Education Center recognizes that in order to promote, establish, and maintain a quest for knowledge and a desire to learn, the school must make every effort to provide an atmosphere which allows each and every student, regardless of race, creed, gender or ethnic diversity to function without fear of prejudice and with the assurance that their efforts will be evaluated in a fair and equitable manner. VEC also acknowledges that the curriculum must be presented in such a fashion as to provide each student with an opportunity to succeed within the limits of his/her capabilities. Each student must be encouraged and challenged to excel. Philosophy The general aim of public education at Victoria Education Center is to provide a school environment that will enable students to think clearly, to communicate effectively, to make sound judgments, and to discriminate among values. The school’s mandate is to help all students to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to achieve their full potential. The programs, activities and experiences offered to students have been developed to further the general aim of the school. Goals and Objectives To decrease suspensions by 20% To decrease office referrals by 25% To increase attendance by 25% VEC PEBS Committee Worksheet 2007-08 Victoria Education Center: _________________ VEC PEBS Committee is representative of the school faculty and includes an administrator. Principal: Kevin MacKenzie (advisor) Vice Principal: Meredith McGrath (TL) Guidance: Amy Barron Resource: Janice Donovan Classroom Teacher: Lisa MacIntosh Student Advisor: Trevor LeBlanc Viking Code of Conduct Readiness Responsibility Respect Viking Code of Conduct Staff Training PEBS Committee gives initial overview presentation. Teachers are encouraged to share information throughout the year. Sharing PEBS Information With Staff Staff meetings Newsletters E-mails Memos PEBS bulletin in Staff Room School Wide Incentives for Encouraging Positive Behavior Viking of the Month “I Noticed” Posters throughout school Display of winners on V-Board Regular announcements of winners V-Bucks V-BUCKS Awarded by teachers to students who exemplify the Viking Code of Conduct on a daily basis in all areas of the school. Awarded to encourage and reinforce positive behaviors among our students. Teachers can award V-Bucks to students whether they teach them or not. V-buck V-Buck Collection Students will earn Viking bucks (V-Bucks) for displaying appropriate positive behavior • 3 V-Bucks = 1 treat at the school canteen • 5 V-Bucks = 1 cafeteria lunch • 10 V-Bucks = Choice of Student incentives (from list) Incentives for Students Homework Passes Ice Cream Passes Canteen/Cafeteria vouchers McDonalds coupons Sporting Event Passes Tim Horton’s Coupons Dance Pass Movie Passes Wal-Mart gift certifications Teacher Incentives Teachers participating and encouraging the PEBS plan will earn incentives. Each month teachers that participate in the V-Bucks incentive program will have their name entered in a draw for gift certificates to various local restaurants and shops. Sample Behavioral Expectation Matrix Rules Classroom Cafeteria Hallway Restroom Bus How We Teach Rules and Procedures Lesson Plans Opportunities for practice Active monitoring of rule following behavior Staff Development Public service announcements over the PA Posting rules prominently in building Viking Code of Conduct Home Page on all computers Primary Prevention/School Wide Prevention Programs Responsive Classroom Peer Mediation Conflict resolution/anger management Peaceful Schools Don’t Laugh At Me Green zone 0 – 1, yellow zone 2 – 5, red zone 6+ office referrals CONTINUUM OF SCHOOL-WIDE INSTRUCTIONAL & POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT 5% 15% Primary Prevention: School-/ClassroomWide Systems for All Students, Staff, & Settings 80% of Students Tertiary Prevention: Specialized Individualized Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior Secondary Prevention: Specialized Group Systems for Students with AtRisk Behavior Secondary Intervention Plan If is expected that minor misbehavior will be dealt with by the classroom teacher. However, if and when a more serious inappropriate behavior occurs, such matters will be dealt with by the school administration. Some consequences and/ or strategies which may be employed include the following: • Send student to office to meet with administration • Administration calls home parent, teacher, student and administration. Consultation and possible referral to counseling services. • Group Counseling (anger management group with guidance, small group with outside services, peer counseling) • Consequences may include: loss of privilege, detention, inschool suspension, out-of-school suspension, up to and including expulsion. • Referral to behavior support team. • Check In/Check Out/HUG Program. Tertiary Intervention Plan The Behavior Support Team will conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan. PEBS Celebrations – Popular Music played between classes. Mid-Year – Afternoon devoted to a spirit activity. School End – One afternoon will be put aside for fun activities in and outside school community. Friday Plan for Support & Monitoring Submit • • • • PEBS plan to: Superintendent of Schools PEBS Team members Coordinator of Student Services PEBS will meet first Tuesday of each month Continuous training for team leaders and others will be provided throughout the school year.