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Scituate Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex,
disability, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.
What is Positive Behavior Support (PBS)?
PBS is a p roc ess for c rea ting sa fer and more ef-
fec tive sc hools. It is a systems approac h to en-
hanc ing the c apac ity of sc hools to educ a te a ll
c hild ren by develop ing researc h-based , sc hool-
wide, and c lassroom behavior support systems.
The p roc ess foc uses on improving a sc hool’ s ab il-
ity to teac h and support positive behavior for a ll
students. Ra ther than a p resc ribed p rogram, PBS
provides systems for sc hools to design, imp le-
ment, and eva lua te effec tive sc hool-wide, c lass-
room, non-c lassroom, and student spec ific p lans.
PBS inc ludes sc hool-wide proc edures and p roc -
esses intended for a ll students and a ll sta ff in a ll
settings. PBS is not a p rogram or a c urric ulum. It is
a team based p roc ess for systemic p rob lem solv-
ing, p lanning, and eva lua tion. It is an approac h
to c rea ting a sa fe and p roduc tive lea rning envi-
ronment where teac hers c an teac h and a ll stu-
dents c an learn.
What is PBS at Cushing School?
We have severa l parts to our PBS a t Cushing. We
are c onsistently remind ing our students of Cush-
ing Sc hool Rules on a regula r basis. At p resent,
these rules foc us on our expec ta tion for behavior
in the ha llways, c a feteria , p layground , and in the
ba throom. You will see these
rules posted throughout the
sc hool and your c hild was
taught these rules a t the first
ra lly of the sc hool year during
the first week of sc hool. Our
c lassroom rules, found in every
c lassroom, remind students how
to behave in eac h setting. As
part of ou