Mt. Healthy School District (MTHCS) is a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) district. This is an umbrella term that means we will use various ways to fulfill the needs of our students. Under this canopy is our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system, which recognizes the positive behaviors of MTHCS students. In our schools, PBIS is a proactive, team-based process designed to positively impact student behavior, maintain a safe and positive school climate in all buildings. The foundation of our PBIS program is to develop and implement a system of school-wide behavioral expectations for student and staff. MTHCS school-wide behavioral expectations are:
I am Safe! I am Kind! I am Responsible!
At various points during the school year, all students are taught what the behavioral expectations “look and sound like”. Students practice the behaviors, and this sets the tone for what is expected of all students in and outside of the building. All schools in the MTHCS district have implemented positive behavior interventions and supports school-wide. The goal of PBIS is to positively impact school culture to allow student achievement and social outcomes for all students to improve.
We aren’t stopping with the students. This year PBIS will be practiced in all areas of the district. The principals, teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and all other staff will be trained on and expected to show a PBIS attitude. In other words, we are all going to treat everyone with respect and show that we are also being safe, kind, and responsible.
We Are Mt. Healthy! Dr. Reva C. Cosby, Superintendent of Mt. Healthy City Schools