Ethel Boyes Elementary School implements the PBIS strategies and ideas to develop a culture that embodies four core values:
- Be Safe
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be a Learner
School faculty and staff use a consistent behavior managaement system to help students redirect their behavior when needed. School faculty and staff spend a significant amount of time teaching students expected behavior in each area of the school.
The system uses three colors: Green for "On Target" behaviors; Yellow for "Pause and Think;" and Red for "Stop and Change." An additional color, blue, is used for those behaviors that area above and beyond expectations. Using these color as a guide, students know if their behaviors are meeting school-wide expectations.
To help students maintain appropriate noise levels in the different locations throughout the school, a voice level chart has also been developed. The chart ranges from 1 - 5 and has different indicators for each levels:
- No one is talking
- Table Talk
- Instructor Speaking
To help students remeber these expectations, posters have been developed and are posted throughout the school.