Crandon School District
Grade Level: Elementary/Middle/High
Profile Date: February 2012
Our PBIS Story
The School District of Crandon is one building that houses all three schools. The 2011-2012 school year began by kicking off Tier I PBIS with all students and staff district wide. The preparation for the kickoff started in January of 2011 when the district PBIS team was formed. The strength of Crandon’s team from the beginning was the amount of time administration allowed for planning. The team had a total of 9 full working days to plan for the fall kickoff. This allowed the team time to not only tackle the action plan, but to also build a strong camaraderie amongst the members.
A key component the team worked on was building staff confidence in PBIS. The district had seen initiatives come and go in the past. It was the team’s mission to instill the belief that PBIS was here to stay in the School District of Crandon. The staff received two inservice trainings on Tier I; one in the spring of 2011 and in the fall of 2011. Laying a strong foundation has enabled PBIS to maintain its current success. The communication with the staff has continued during the school year by having weekly updates via email from administration listing current PBIS goals, SWIS data, reminders to handout Cardinal Cash, and tips on how to acknowledge students.
During 1st semester, the primary sources of data were SWIS, attendance and grade reports. The PBIS goal for first quarter in the middle/high school was to increase attendance by 1% compared to last year’s first quarter. Both buildings increased attendance by 3.3% and the elementary had a 3.7% increase in attendance. In addition, failure rates for 1st quarter dropped by 36% in the high school and 18.4% in the middle school compared to fall 2010. The SWIS data shows a decrease in the average number of referrals from September to December. The classroom has been the location with the highest number of referrals according to the SWIS data. Referrals in the classroom have dropped by 44% from September to December.
The SAS data shows tremendous growth in knowledge and implementation of PBIS. The SAS was completed by staff in March 2011 and again in November 2011. In six months, there was a notable increase in all areas at all three buildings. In all three buildings, “Expectations Defined” and “Management” went up over 40%.
The community has been incredibly supportive in bring PBIS to Crandon. Two local Native American Tribes, Potawatomi and Sokaogon Chippewa, have contributed over $500.00 each in acknowledgements for students and staff such as t-shirts, gas cards, and hotels stays. Local businesses have also donated coupons for the students such as free swimming and bowling.
PBIS has had a significant impact on the Crandon School District in a short amount of time. The success of this first semester is due to having a supportive administration, a dedicated PBIS Team, and a generous community. The PBIS Team is excited about what the future holds for Crandon and PBIS!