High School Focuses on Teaching Social Behavior

posted Mar 7, 2013, 12:34 PM by Katelyn Lamb
Hoopeston Area High School in Hoopeston Area CUSD 11 continues to see a decrease in office discipline referrals (ODRs), out of school suspensions (OSS), and tardies.  This school is in its fifth full year of PBIS implementation and recently renewed efforts to teach behavioral expectations.  As a result, ODRs have decreased 22% (748 to 585) for August through November of 2011 compared to the same period in 2012.  Additionally, OSS have declined 38% during the same interval and tardies are down 9%. Teachers attribute this improvement to daily teaching of expectations and students’ high exposure to PBIS.  The same behavioral expectations are taught district-wide from kindergarten through high school.