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
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
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
Voice Signals for the Bus 0 Be Silent 1 Whisper 2 Quiet Voice 3 Normal Conversation 4 Outside Voice
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!
Coordinating with Schools Why is this important?
Coordination What are the biggest barriers? Who do you talk to? When can you find time? What is the best way to do this?
Collaboration with District Leadership Collaboration is essential in follow-up Train + Hope = Ineffective strategy PBS Leadership – Transportation Leadership – Building Leadership
Including drivers in all steps Defining Expectations Teaching Expectations Monitoring Behaviors Acknowledging Expected Behavior Correcting Behavioral Errors Using information for decision making