Coming Next Year: New Approaches to WES Climate
This spring, the WES faculty began exploring the adoption of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) as a new approach to classroom management and school-wide expectations. The consideration of this approach came from staff, parent, and student feedback about the need for more consistent behavior expectations and consequences. PBIS is a research-based approach used widely in Vermont and the U.S. It works well with the Responsive Classroom approach we currently use.
The faculty and staff are very enthusiastic about adopting PBIS. We have a PBIS team of eight staff members, coordinated by Cody TanCreti, who will attend trainings this summer and lead the effort to transition to this model. All staff will receive training in August, and parents will have the opportunity to learn more about this approach this fall.
You can learn more about PBIS by following this