Positive Behavior Support Philosophy:
In order to achieve our mission and the Cody goals of providing a safe and secure environment and increased attendance, we are implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS). PBiS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the Early warning; Timely response guide (Dwyer, Osher & Warger, 1998) and in Safeguarding our children: An action guide (Dwyer & Osher, 2000) as a promising practice for promoting school safety.
Positive Behavior Support is a general term that describes a systems approach to preventing problem behavior. Cody Elementary School is using Best Behavior (Sprague & Golly, 2004) to develop PBiS. Best Behavior is a staff development program that describes how to implement a school-wide positive discipline plan that includes needs assessment, implementation, and evaluation phases.
Cody Elementary School is committed to move from negative, punitive, reactive approaches to discipline to POSITIVE, PROACTIVE, PREVENTIVE approaches to discipline by developing PBiS via the Best Behavior program.