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1 Bus Discipline PBIS Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Presented by: Mary Margaret Salls, Albert Felts, and Christy Clemons

2 Maintain and communicate high expectations for student success Build positive relationships with students

3 Create consistent, predictable classroom and school-wide routines Teach students how to behave successfully

4 Provide consistent monitoring and supervision Provide frequent positive feedback

5 Correct misbehavior in a calm, consistent, and logical manner

6 It doesn’t have to be like this…

7 1. Why PBS and Buses  Everyone in a School is an Educator

8 A Good Bus Ride Can…  Set the tone of the day  Be a child’s only positive experience  Be a time to prepare for school  Be a time to wind down from school

9 The Disconnect Between Buses and Schools

10 Initial Discussion  PBIS Training for Drivers is NOT a quick fix  This will not produce immediate results  Leadership and follow up is a necessary component

11 How Can You Implement PBS On Your Buses 1. Establish a PBIS Team 2. Align with school and district PBIS efforts 3. Develop clear expectations for: -Waiting for the Bus -Entering the Bus -Riding the Bus -Exiting the Bus 4. Teach all expectations 5. Reward appropriate behaviors 6. Remember 5:1 positive to negative principle 7. Use data to monitor and adjust

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13 Essential Practices of Positive Behavior Support Define Teach Monitor Acknowledge Correct Use Information

14 Teaching Expectations

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16 BUSResponsibleSafeRespectful Waiting for Bus Be on time Have belongings together and organized Know and understand expectations Stay at least 20 feet back Line up single file in an orderly manner Wait for Driver directions Respect each other Respect others’ property Use proper language Entering the Bus Move to assigned seat Dispose of trash in receptacle (uneaten foods included) Proceed in a single file line Use handrail Walk on bus and walk to seats Greet driver Be courteous Use proper language Riding the Bus Keep school supplies and cell phones in backpack Keep food and drink in your bag Follow Driver directions Keep self & objects inside the bus Keep aisles & emergency exits clear Remain seated in assigned seat Keep backpacks on your lap Keep hands, feet and objects to self Use appropriate language Use a quiet voice (level 2) Respect bus property Exiting the Bus Follow Driver directions Take belongings with you Stay seated until bus comes to a complete stop Take turns leaving; front to back Move safely away from the bus Use handrail Appreciate and respect others Keep hands, feet and objects to self Be courteous

17 Voice Signals for the Bus  0 Be Silent  1 Whisper  2 Quiet Voice  3 Normal Conversation  4 Outside Voice

18 WHY PBS?? Increased Valuable Time  Reduction in Referrals:  Increased academic time for students  Increased time for administrators to focus on academic leadership  Decreased bus/classroom disruptions  Improvement in district-wide environment  Increased Time To Drive The Bus Without Distractions!

19 Coordinating with Schools  Why is this important?

20 Coordination  What are the biggest barriers?  Who do you talk to?  When can you find time?  What is the best way to do this?

21 5. Follow Up

22 Collaboration with District Leadership  Collaboration is essential in follow-up  Train + Hope = Ineffective strategy  PBS Leadership – Transportation Leadership – Building Leadership

23 Including drivers in all steps  Defining Expectations  Teaching Expectations  Monitoring Behaviors  Acknowledging Expected Behavior  Correcting Behavioral Errors  Using information for decision making

24 Bus Referrals after One Year of Implementation

25 Allow yourself plenty of time to get there

26 Remember to bring the kids along

27 No matter how tempting….. Stay Positive!

28 Questions

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