Positive Behavior Interventions and Support
Skiba, Russel & Spraque, Jeffrey. (2008). Safety Without Suspensions. Educational Leadership.
This journal article discusses the history of school discipline and the move from “zero tolerance” discipline policies that use suspensions and expulsions as a form of addressing undesirable student behavior to the proactive approach found in Positive Behavior Support. This strategy includes a school-wide focus on prevention, multi-tiered support, and data-based decision making. The article provides a case study of Kennedy Middle School in Oregon as an example of how the policy can be implemented.