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Friday, February 15 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Engaged Students Equals Decreased Suspensions and Expulsions

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All students deserve to be connected to school in one way or another. Sometimes it takes multiple people who try multiple methods to engage a student who is not interested. However, it only takes a connection with one adult to make a difference. Come learn how one Southern California school district has made significant reductions in home suspensions and expulsions over the last decade. Through a change in philosophy and a variety of alternatives, not only has the number of suspensions and expulsions decreased, but the number of student behavior incidents has decreased as well. Developing a school-wide culture that values and respects all students is a priority in being able to increase student engagement in school. Creating a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) model is a part of this; so too is the need for school leaders to be able to provide staff with the necessary alternative strategies to help prevent student choices that lead to discipline. In this session, we will dialogue about all of this and more and attendees will leave with useful strategies to take back to their school and district.

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Steve Behar

Director II, Lake Elsinore Unified School District

Friday February 15, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Grand Ballroom CD