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Student Behavior and Supports

 Brian Mendiburu
Brian Mendiburu
Director of Student Behavior and Supports

Student Behavior & Supports includes many varied aspects of work that provide a healthy, safe and secure environment for our students and staff.  Included in these focus areas are all Deans of Discipline site departments, Emergency Management Systems, Records, Nursing Services, School Social Work, PBIS, Prevention and Intervention, and Student Support Services.

Our job, as a Department, is to help students, and support the staff that are trying to help those same KHSD students and families every day! This is a COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT and we think that all students can learn and all educators want to make a difference. This department will work to relentlessly enhance and support student services on each campus, that will include a comprehensive, multifaceted, and integrated continuum of school-community interventions for students in KHSD. Those mentioned student supports will include social-emotional learning elements and supports related to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), PBIS, restorative practices, and/or existing structures that may already be in place. We will work with school sites and community partners to coordinate services and align existing support structures whenever applicable.

  • Student Discipline and Campus Safety
  • Nursing Services and School Social Work
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS)
  • School-Community Partnerships
  • Restorative Practices
  • Interagency Facilitation/Partnerships


Some key tenets to our work for student support services:

  • Our focus will remain central to student discipline and campus safety; related work to implement PBIS evidence-based tenets, and strive to create more restorative spaces on campus when possible, within a preventative and proactive framework for student support structures
  • There is a COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT to coordinate services and align systems and professional development (eliminate barriers to learning and break down silos when possible)
  • Use data to guide decisions and monitor significant disproportionate patterns/trends (academic and behavior) on campus


WE believe in the BIG IDEAS of a Professional Learning Community:

  1. WE accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and therefore are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning
  2. WE are committed to working together to achieve our collective purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams
  3. WE assess our effectiveness on the basis of results rather than only intentions. Individuals, teams, and schools seek relevant data and information and use that data/information to promote ongoing and continuous improvement

Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Student Behavior & Supports at (661) 827-3116.