Grant County Schools is dedicated to meeting all needs of all our students. In order to be fully college and career ready, Grant County believes that the implementation of positive, proactive and instructional strategies is necessary for students to become self-disciplined, responsible, and productive members of the Commonwealth. This is the goal of KYCID, the Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline in Grant County Schools.
Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. School Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
SWPBS is guided by six important principles:
---- Develop a continuum of scientifically based behavior and academic interventions and supports.
---- Use data to make decisions and solve problems.
---- Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior.
---- Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviors.
---- Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability.
---- Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously.
Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement SWPBS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are
---- Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary, and
---- More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
---- Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g., attendance, tardies, antisocial behavior),
---- Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health), and
---- Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.
Each school in the Grant County school district has a school wide team that develops building expectations, lesson plans and reward systems to promote positive behaviors. Each building also has a Coach to guide the implementation of School Wide Behavioral Supports. To learn more about your child’s program you may contact your building coach.
Grant County High School: Nicole Davis
Grant County Middle School: Lynn Bailey
Dry Ridge Elementary:
Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary: Nick Warren
Mason-Corinth Elementary: Brian Zepf