Fix School Discipline Toolkit for Educators - Page 88

Making Certain That Your Victory Results In Real Changes In Classrooms, In Schools And For Children: CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING A MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN Excellent! You have decided to put in place alternatives to traditional discipline and may have even put in place a policy outlining a timeline and structure for how to implement the alternatives. We hope you have also set aside money in the budget to support these efforts. The next critical step is to make certain that the alternative(s) that you have adopted actually results in real reform in classrooms, in schools, and for students. Monitoring implementation will depend on what practices have been put in place and what a district-wide policy or resolution requires, if one was adopted. For an example, see the plan devised by Vallejo City Unified School District and all of the evaluation tools and structures available at Here are some common features that should be in any good monitoring and implementation plan: 1. Putting the Timeline and Specific Steps for Implementation Into Writing: Draft a written plan for how the school or school district will provide training and support to make certain that the alternatives are put in place and truly implemented. Make certain that plan has real timelines for when things will happen. Here is an example of a very simple version of what a school district plan for PBIS implementation might look like in the first year: 86 How we can fix school discipline Action Step Timeline for Completion Develop Training for Schools In Coordination with Experts/Using Existing Tools from and Civil Schools/BEST, etc. August 1 Invite Leadership Teams from 50% of Schools To Attend Training and Hold All Trainings September 30 Provide Additional Training to Instructional Leaders At All Schools On Tier 1 – Proactive Teaching and Modeling of Positive Behavior, Developing an In-Class Positive Behavior System, and Provide Curriculum to Be Used (e.g., Second Step) February 20 School Leadership Teams to Present to School Staff, Develop and Turn in Their Plans and Steps for Implementation and Discipline Matrixes (Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful) To District March 30 Begin School Visits to Check for Evidence of PBIS and Provide Support and Assistance with Implementation May 1 Hold Monthly Meetings to Go Over School Discipline Data Collected (including ODR) With Principals and Discuss Any Challenges with Implementation and Discuss Additional Needs/Resources Related to Tier 2 and 3 Interventions for Students Needing More Supports Starting March 30 (monthly) Provide Bi-Annual Report to School Board and Community On Progress of Implementation, Including Data Comparisons on Discipline and Academic Performance Data June 15