Supporting Positive Behavior
Why Supporting Positive Behavior is Important to KPS
All children can learn. For this to happen all students must be educated in schools that focus on ensuring academic success for each student. The Kalamazoo Public Schools is committed to establishing safe and orderly schools where an environment of mutual respect and responsibility creates schools where students want to be successful.
The Student Services Department is dedicated to supporting all students in their quest for a good education. We recognize some students are dealing with difficulties that make success in school a challenge for themselves and others. Our work is designed to assist students and staff in the important work of teaching and learning.
The Michigan Department of Education has awarded the Kalamazoo Public Schools a grant to support a districtwide program that will support positive behavior in school buildings. The MiBLSi (Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative) system has been operating in all schools since the start of the 2008 school year. Northeastern Elementary was the first KPS school to implement the process designed to create a new social structure throughout the building. The grant process combines Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) with academic support in literacy.