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Kirksville R-III School District

Early Childhood Learning Center


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The ECLC implements Positive Behavior Supports, a research based proactive systems approach, adopted by Kirksville R-III Schools. PBS is an approach to preventing problem behaviors by teaching expected behaviors and responding to discipline problems in an effective way. PBS is based on research, principles and strategies that can be tailored to meet the unique features of a program, as well as the individualized needs of students. The main purpose of implementing PBS is to define, teach and support appropriate behaviors in a way that establishes a culture of competence.

PBS requires staff to define appropriate behavior through behavior expectations taught throughout the school year. There are three expectations at the ECLC: Be Safe, Be Kind and Be a Friend.

Every effort is made to recognize students following the ECLC expectations. In the event that a student is not following an expectation, the ECLC implements reteaching of expected behaviors, redirection, student conferences, phone calls home, referrals sent home and/or use of a safe spot within the room.

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