The MacArthur PBIS team believes that schools can only be successful when they help children to grow academically, socially and emotionally. In order for this to happen, it is important that we establish a safe environment that allows students to grow. It is our goal to create an atmosphere for learning by setting clear expectations and directly teaching students about our expectations. Using the PBIS program has helped us to create a happier, safer environment for all our students.
Another part of the PBIS system is the use of consistent positive reinforcement of appropriate behavior. All staff members who observe students following the Golden Essentials will issue Toro Tickets. All students should be receiving slips for demonstrating good behavior. Students can earn Toro Tickets in all areas of the school (classroom, lunchroom, playground, etc.) and from all staff members. Research shows us that positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to not only change poor behavior, but also to maintain appropriate behavior. The MacArthur staff is committed to making sure that all students who demonstrate positive behaviors will receive Toro Tickets.