Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools – Practical Solutions, Positive Results!

Position Papers

The papers listed below clarify the position of Safe & Civil Schools on a variety of educational issues.

We invite you to read these papers. They may provide some insight into the principles that underpin the Safe & Civil Schools approach and philosophy.

Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Randy Sprick explains Positive Behavior Support (PBS), its definition and origin, and how it aligns with the Safe & Civil Schools approach.

PBIS — What You Need to Know

PBS now refers exclusively to the Public Broadcasting Service. According to the U.S. Department of Education, PBS has become PBIS. This paper explains the whys and wherefores.

Zero Tolerance and Its Role in the Justice System

A discussion of the Zero Tolerance policy as implemented in schools and its contribution to the dropout rate and juvenile incarceration—a trend commonly referred to as the "school-to-prison pipeline" or the "schoolhouse to jailhouse track."