Bullying Prevention Implementation Has Promising Results

posted Mar 5, 2013, 11:30 AM by Katelyn Lamb
Matthews Middle School in Wauconda SD 118 is using its PBIS framework to address bullying prevention (BP) with promising results.  After beginning PBIS in the 2010-11 school year, the systematic review of discipline data indicated a high number of bullying related (fighting, physical aggression, harassment/bullying) office discipline referrals (ODRs).  Bullying Prevention implementation started in January 2012.  Comparing January through May 2011 to the same time period in 2012, ODRs for bullying related behaviors decreased by 68%.