Code of Conduct/PBIS

Student Code of Conduct

The intent of the Code of Conduct is to promote responsible behavior, which will lead to the greatest success for all learners in the school community. To achieve this goal, all members of the community are expected to learn and exhibit the following characteristics:

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    Mutual Respect
•    Personal Dignity
•    Personal Excellence

The code of conduct, which a district committee reviews annually, applies to at any school function, on or off school property including on the school bus. 

A public hearing is normally held in May to present edits for the upcoming school year, and obtain community feedback. The Board of Education then considers its adoption during its meeting in June.

PBIS – A Definition

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support program or PBIS is a school-wide systems of support that utilizes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to improve community wellbeing and to create a safe and supportive learning environment. PBIS 
complements the District’s mission and strategic objectives. PBIS is interrelated to the Code of Conduct and existing discipline systems by not only focusing on how to stop problem behavior, but by creating an environment that teaches and nurtures positive behavior. PBIS also supports the Dignity for All Students Act.

PBIS Purposes

The purposes of PBIS are to:

  1. Promote a positive and caring school environment where students are taught, practice and receive feedback from school staff regarding the expectations of the school.
  2. Intervene with students who experience behavioral difficulties by assessing data reasons for behavior and planning for behavioral change.
  3. Provide for wrap-around teams and partnerships with parent, school and community for behavioral change of students experiencing severe behavioral problems.
  4. Utilize data to design goals and outcomes.

PBIS Strategic Objectives

Each student will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of school-wide behavior expectations.
  • Contribute positively to the school climate.
  • Have frequent opportunities to be recognized for positive behavior.
  • Recognize that he/she is a valued member of the school community.


PBIS at the School Building Level

Each building has its own PBIS team and is led by the building PBIS coach(es). The PBIS team coordinates the implementation of the District's PBIS program at the building level. Each building has developed its own PBIS theme and expectations that align with the District's PBIS program. To learn more about the PBIS program at your child's school, click on the name of the school below.


We are guided by our mission statement: 

Our mission is to care for ourselves, others, our school, and our world by being positive, safe, healthy, nurturing, and respectful. 


We have four values that are grounded in the mission:

  • Take care of myself
  • Take care of each other
  • Take care of our school
  • Take care of our world


These three rules govern student behavior:

  • Be ready
  • Be responsible
  • Be respectful

Our CARE initiatives will continue to incorporate these themes:

Citizen of the world

Achieving my best

Respectful behavior

Empowered learner

We will hold assemblies where we teach and celebrate these four ideals and we will select children’s literature to match the ideals so that we are using direct instruction in the initiative.  Assemblies will follow a pattern that includes an anticipatory set (read-aloud, music, or video), sharing of positive news, mindfulness activities, the introduction of a main idea, and a closing that could be a song, read-aloud, or video.

related links

District Code of Conduct Page