PBIS at Lamoni Community Schools
Lamoni High School and Middle School are dedicated to being a place of mutual respect. It is an expectation that students will follow directions whether given by administrators, teachers, substitutes, classified staff (including para-professionals) and any adult employed by the Lamoni Community School District. It is expected that students will conduct themselves in such a fashion that everyone will feel safe and free from harassment, both physical and emotional. Lamoni High School and Middle School have implemented the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions Support) Program. The main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors. While many faculty and students have assumptions of what is expected behavior, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are similar. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process. Our school-wide Positive Incentive Program benefits ALL students who follow our school-wide expectations. PBIS focuses on positive behavior. Students are taught and rewarded for following the expectations in all areas of the school. Students must be problem solvers, act responsibly, work hard, and show respect in and out of the classroom. The Behavioral Expectations will apply to students while on the school grounds, while going to or from school, during lunch, whether on or off the campus, during or while going to or from any school-sponsored activities, and during any other event related to school activities or attendance. Respect and courtesy for persons and property is expected at all times. Where a specific penalty for violating a rule is not listed, the consequences assigned will be in proportion to the severity of the infraction.