Focus on Tier 1 Brings Success

posted Mar 7, 2013, 12:03 PM by Katelyn Lamb
Sandoval Junior/Senior High School in Sandoval CUSD 501 has re-invested in their Tier 1 systems to impact overall school climate and create a strong foundation for Tier 2/Tier 3 implementation by:
  • Prioritizing PBIS on the school improvement plan,
  • Revising discipline policy to improve consistent, proactive teaching of behavior,
  • Revising social behavior lessons with a strong pro-social focus, in particular the expectation of “Respect”, 
  • Providing structure for regular teaching and prompts of pro-social skills, 
  • Soliciting teacher participation in revision of social behavior lessons. 
As a result, Sandoval has seen a reduction in office discipline referrals (ODRs) by 2+ referrals per day from Fall 2011-12 to Fall 2012-13. Of note is the reduction in ODRs for disrespect, which are down 78%. 
Next steps include building Tier 2 capacity by expanding their continuum of interventions (e.g., CICO, social skills instructional groups, etc.)