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Twenty MDUSD schools honored by California Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Coalition in annual recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2017

Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / Mobile: (760) 705-6919

                 

Twenty Mt. Diablo Unified schools honored by California Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Coalition in annual recognition

 

(CONCORD) - The California PBIS Coalition, in its second annual recognition process to acknowledge schools for implementing PBIS with fidelity to the national framework, has recognized 20 Mt. Diablo Unified Schools for outstanding efforts in implementing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) programs across the District.

 

Using a rigorous scoring matrix, the PBIS 2017 Recognition evaluated schools in seven categories with possible rankings for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  Sixteen MDUSD schools were awarded a Silver status; four others were awarded a Bronze.  Currently, 20schools are participating as PBIS cohort schools.

 

Although initially established to promote evidence-based PBIS
behavior interventions for students with behavior disorders, the PBIS practices were found to be beneficial to a wider group of students. The focus then shifted to the school-wide behavior support of all students, and an emphasis on implementation practices and systems.

 

“Our PBIS program has had a direct and positive impact on the reduction of school and district suspension and expulsion rates,” said Dr. Nellie Meyer, Superintendent for Mt. Diablo Unified.  “This has become an essential matter of equity for us, ensuring that all students achieve and are given an environment to become their social, emotional, and academic best.”

 

In MDUSD, the PBIS program, managed out of the District’s Office of Equity,  has in place a multidisciplinary team to work with schools, coach teachers and principals on PBIS and restorative practices, and provide counseling services to students.

 

 “There is a strong correlation between student engagement and lowered incidences of poor behavior,” said Lisa Murphy Oates, administrator for the Office of Equity. “With our district’s priority on students learning in a safe and supportive environment, we can address positive school cultures, high quality instruction, and consistent behavior expectations with support interventions that promote student success.”

 

The individual schools recognized were:

 

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Cambridge Elementary School

Delta View Elementary School

El Monte Elementary School

Fair Oaks Elementary School

Hidden Valley Elementary School

Highlands Elementary School

Pleasant Hill Elementary School

Rio Vista Elementary School

Shore Acres Elementary School

Sun Terrace Elementary School

Westwood Elementary School

Wren Avenue Elementary School

Pleasant Hill Middle School

Mt. Diablo High School

Olympic High School

Ygnacio Valley High School

 

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Bel Air Elementary School

El Dorado Middle School

Oak Grove Middle School

Riverview Middle School

 

 

All 20 schools will be recognized further at the California PBIS Coalition Annual Conference in Sacramento in October.

 

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Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated communities of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking nearly 50 different languages and dialects. We offer award-winning innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings. MDUSD is also pleased to have launched its first middle college program, College Now, and will open its first International Baccalaureate program and three new regional magnet programs in 2017.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.

 

                  

Posted by: Joshua Wittman Published:9/12/17
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