Though they had the PBIS system and the district-wide expectations in place, Cicero School District No. 99 (District 99) continued to struggle with attendance and behavior accountability.
According to District 99’s director of MTSS, Dr. Jack Rein, the challenge was that “every school was doing their own behavior tracking, whether it was positive or negative. It was different at every school.”
To make real change happen, District 99 needed a consistent, collaborative approach that would yield rich, informative district-level data in order.
The district decided to implement SchoolMint Hero, a student behavior management and tardy tracking platform.
With Hero in place, the district could then:
Implement the platform with fidelity as well as use related apps to engage, manage, and deliver desired results.
Establish consistent expectations and behavioral goals.
Employ clearly defined reinforcements and corrective behavior responses.
Leverage student behavior data to make informed decisions.
Decrease in general absenteeism: 23% Decrease in chronic absenteeism: 67% Reduction in monthly behavior referrals: 34% Reduction in avg. number monthly suspension days: 34% * at the elementary school level
Improved student behavior, as evidenced by significant decreases in student behavior referrals and suspensions.
Achieved dramatic improvement in student attendance at all levels.
Enhanced school climate through prioritizing the needs of the whole child.
Maintained motivation and reinforcement for academic engagement in a virtual environment, due to the pandemic school closings.
Progressed in implementation of systems-level processes, such as positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS).