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Positive Behavior Supports

Promoting and Reinforcing Personal Responsibility for Learning, Positive Behavior, and Good Citizenship

In the Tupelo Public School District, students are expected to exhibit responsible behavior and to maintain positive attitudes that will contribute to their own and others’ well-being.
The goals of the Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) team at each school are:

· to promote a school atmosphere conducive to learning,
· to help children become responsible for positive, personal conduct,
· to support all students socially, emotionally, and behaviorally,
· to teach, develop, and practice good character.

TPSD emphasizes teaching and recognizing positive behaviors and good citizenship through many learning opportunities. Each school has a certified guidance counselor who provides one-on-one and group counseling on topics that include goal setting, time management, responsibility training, and citizenship.

Integrity Time and Skills Streaming are programs designed to help decrease discipline referrals and increase positive and appropriate behaviors. Drug abuse prevention instruction is incorporated into the regular classroom. Bullying prevention and violence prevention activities are emphasized at all schools. Additionally, TPSD Police Department School Resource Officers (SRO) work with students K-12 to develop positive habits and behaviors enabling them to deal with character issues directly at an appropriate age.

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