Centralia Elementary Schools earn statewide recognition for positive behavior programs

Centralia Elementary School District is pleased to announce that seven schools submitted applications for recognition of their implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) systems and all seven have received the 2019 PBIS Implementation Award, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

The awards are as follows:

Buena Terra – Platinum
Centralia – Gold
Danbrook – Gold
Dysinger – Platinum
Miller – Platinum
Los Coyotes – Gold
Raymond Temple –Gold

Since the program’s initiation, Centralia Elementary School District schools have been consistently recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for their progress in implementing and sustaining school-wide positive behavior programs. These accolades are a testament to the hard work and commitment of the school sites towards creating an environment of positive behavior expectations and providing the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students.

School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a multi-tiered framework to provide a rich learning environment while supporting a safe nurturing school environment. The system, known as the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), is a plan to support students’ unique academic and behavioral outcomes. The core components of MTSS at Centralia Elementary School District work together to create an integrated, comprehensive framework that focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) core instruction; differentiated, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and the alignment of systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success. By supporting student learning with effective research based strategies, building academic and behavior success, and creating a college and career-ready environment, Centralia Elementary School District has developed and sustained a culture of success for all students, families, and community.

Superintendent Norma Martinez shares that “as an Elementary School District, we are proud that our focus on academics continues to yield results in which we exceed county and state proficiency averages. This would however, mean nothing if we did not simultaneously focus on the social-emotional and pro-social behavioral needs of the whole student. From the very beginning stages of our LCAP, the Board of Trustees has supported the belief that these skills in engagement are central to educating our students.”

The Centralia Elementary School District is located in beautiful Southern California in the northern part of Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Centralia Elementary School District was established in 1875 and today, the District’s eight elementary schools are located in the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim, and La Palma, serving approximately 4,500 students.

This article was released by the Centralia Elementary School District.