Positive Behavior Support
The Colchester School District is proud to be a PBS district. PBS stands for Positive Behavior Supports, which means that all staff recognize positive student behavior. Research has found that the more often positive behavior is acknowledged and rewarded, the greater chance that it will continue and influence the actions of others. Colchester works as a partner with the Neag School of Education Center of Behavioral Education and Research at the University of Connecticut. For further information on the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports visit their site. Colchester Elementary, Jackter Intermediate School, and William Johnston Middle School have all been recognized by the State Departement of Education as model PBS schools, and have received grants to support their excellent efforts. Each school has a safe school climate specialist who works with the district specialist to address problem behaviors and minimize mean-spirited behavior.
For information on how parents of young children can be supportive of the PBS philosophy at home, please see these documents.