Lincoln Elementary has put in place, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at the schoolwide level. (SW-PBIS). SW-PBIS refers to a systems change process for an entire school or district. The underlying theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject. Lincoln has a team of approximately ten representative members comprised of administrators, classified, and regular and special education teachers. The school has focused on three to five behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, rather than telling students what not to do Lincoln will focuses on the preferred behaviors. Here are some examples:
- Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Property
- Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
- Respect Relationships and Respect Responsibilities
Because this is a school- wide initiative, there is a consistency from class to class and adult to adult. Students are taught and are aware of what behavioral expectations look like, sound like, and feel like in all the non-classroom areas. Our school motto supports those characteristics we hope to inspire in our students.
Code of Conduct
The Mount Vernon Board of Education ("Board") is committed to providing a safe, supportive and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference and creating an atmosphere that demonstrates, undertakes and promotes respect of the diverse cultures and linguistic groups that forms our schools and community. Responsible behavior by students, teachers, district personnel, parents and other visitors is essential to achieving this goal. These expectations are based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty and integrity. This code provides a legal and procedural framework for supporting a civil safe and positive school climate and guides decisions regarding inappropriate behavior or misconduct.