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