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PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support)

Platt Elementary, as part of Bossier Parish, is following an edict from the Department of Education for the State of Louisiana to participate in a positive behavior plan. This plan is set up with the students being rewarded for good behavior. Platt’s “Cowboy Code” (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible) is the school expectation students are to follow. Your child will bring home a Weekly Expectation Chart, which reflects how well he/she followed the Cowboy Code. Teachers will record minor infractions on this chart, along with the intervention and/or consequence chosen, in response to the infraction. The chart allows you to see the day, location, and type of infraction. If a student has five minor infractions of the same offense within a week, it will result in an office referral. As you will see on the enclosed chart, parents are contacted on the 3rd offense, if not before, to keep a solid communication of your child’s behavior at school. Recess detention may be a consequence in some cases. Any major infraction automatically results in an office referral. Each week, students will receive a new chart with a fresh start. 

Students who follow the Cowboy Code may receive Cowboy Cash which can be spent at the Cowboy Corral for a variety of prizes, treats, and privileges. Students with less than two infractions on all Weekly Expectation Charts for the 9 weeks will receive a very special reward.

Students, who continually fail to comply with the school’s expectations, move into Tier II Interventions and receive targeted behaviors on which to focus. This program is called SPURS (Students Participating Ultimately Reach Success). Students are referred by either a teacher, parent, or administrator by filling out an RFA (request for assistance) form. This form can be found on our school website. The PBIS team will meet and make decisions on the best supports for the student. The PBIS facilitator will then contact the parent or guardian to discuss methods and supports needed to ensure success for the student. After six to eight weeks, student progress is monitored to determine next steps.