H.R. 2597: Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act

Posted on 07 Oct 2009 in Legislation, School Behavior | Comments Off on H.R. 2597: Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act

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This bill was reintroduced on 5/21/09. It was initially introduced into the House last year and also appeared as a Senate bill sponsored by then Senator Obama. Here is a summary provided by GovTrack.us:

Positive Behavior for Safe and Effective Schools Act – Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states to allocate school improvement funds under title I of the ESEA for coordinated, early intervention services for all students. Includes among such services, schoolwide positive behavior supports, defined as a systematic approach to embed proven practices for early intervention services in order to achieve important social outcomes and increase student learning, while preventing problem behaviors.

Talk to your fellow educators and state and local civic leaders about this bill. A PBIS approach to school-wide behavior management helps all our students succeed and achieve. It’s a win-win for our students, teachers, and community.

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