Westside utilizes a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to teach behavior and social skills. Under this framework, behavior is approached in a proactive rather than a reactive manner. There are school wide behavior expectations and all students’ behavior needs are targeted through various common practices, procedures, and plans. The expectations at all Westside Community Schools are to Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.
Each school has a PBIS team. This is a problem-solving team that works with school staff to establish core components of PBIS and target individual student’s specific behavior needs. The PBIS Team meets at least monthly to review school behavior data, student behavior data, plan PBIS activities, plan and support PBIS components such as universal screening, classroom management, assemblies, mentoring, etc.