KHSD Schools Receive State PBIS Honor

Eighteen Kern High School District sites are being recognized by the California PBIS Coalition. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  PBIS is not a program, rather it is a “systems approach” for establishing the social culture and individualized behavior supports needed for schools to achieve both social and academic success for ALL students.  Evidence based features include: 

  1. Define expectations and explicit instruction of those behavior/social expectations
  2. Acknowledgement of positive behavior
  3. Ongoing collection and use of data for decision-making
  4. Administrative Leadership/Structures (coordination of services and alignment of systems)

      “It is great news for the school sites and the hard work that they are putting in is being recognized.  KHSD was proud to have one school with Gold, nine schools with Silver, and eight schools with Bronze.  We know that all educators want to make a difference, and we know that most students will succeed when a positive school culture is promoted, informative corrective feedback is provided, academic success is maximized, and use of pro-social skills is acknowledged.  Thousands of high schools in the U.S. are engaged in implementing PBIS, but the research specific to high school implementation is still emerging, and so we are excited and honored to hear about this criterion-based recognition at the state level for the important work that KHSD is doing for and with our students.” - Brian Mendiburu, Director of Student Behavior and Supports

PBIS Gold Medal

Gold Level Honor:

Bakersfield High School

     “We are very proud to have earned Gold Medal status two years in a row. This recognition goes above and beyond a state championship in football and wrestling because it is a reflection of the efforts and commitment of the entire student body and staff.” – David Reese, Principal, Bakersfield High School 

PBIS Silver Medal

Silver Level Honor:

Arvin High School

East Bakersfield High School

Foothill High School

Frontier High School

Highland High School

Independence High School

North High School

South High School

Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School

 PBIS Bronze Medal

Bronze Level Honor:

Central Valley Continuation High School

Centennial High School

Golden Valley High School

Kern Valley High School

Nueva Continuation High School

Shafter High School

Stockdale High School

West High School

In acknowledgement of this honor, the school’s names will be displayed on the California PBIS Coalition webpage and at the 2nd Annual California PBIS Coalition Conference in Sacramento on October 11 and 12, 2017. 

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