Electronic Data-based Reporting

The following Peer-to-Peer Behavior Rubric has been provided by Walter Wallace, principal of Brunswick Junior High School.

Procedure

Any staff member who witnesses negative peer-to-peer behaviors that are listed on the rubric (below) intervenes and address the situation, ensuring safety in the moment. Depending on the level of the incident, the staff member will either enter the incident into the school?s data management system (mostly Level A behaviors), or they will refer to administration.

For Level A behaviors, the staff member logs into the data management system, selects the level of the behavior, and makes a brief note, including time, date, and initials of individuals involved. The teacher also puts his/her initials.

Although this takes an extra step by the teacher, Wallace has been able to establish patterns of low-level bullying/harassment before it goes too far or looks as though they do not address it.? Sometimes a teacher will log into the system to enter a Level A incident and see that the student had engaged in similar behaviors in another part of the school on a different day. This allows the staff to systematically intervene, keep necessary records, and prevents low level behaviors from rising to bigger problems. The time taken to record the behaviors is far less than the time needed to work with bigger level problems that could be prevented. The message to staff, students, and parents is clear:? Brunswick Junior High does not accept any type of bullying/harassment, and each incident will be addressed and recorded.

At Brunswick, the vast majority of Level A incidents are not repeated. The students understand that there is a system in place, and the school takes it seriously.?

 

Rubric

Peer-to-Peer Behavior Code

Examples of Behavior

First Incident

Second Incident

Third Incident

Level A:

 

 

“Gray Area”

* horseplay
*dirty looks
* “annoying” behaviors toward peers
* staff discretion on questionable actions

Teacher discusses behavior w/student

Small consequences (chill chair)

Behavior reflection form w/ teacher

Conference with student/teacher

Lunch Detention

Parents contacted

Teachers & Guidance notified

Behavior reflection form w/ teacher

Conference with student ? team/
administration

2 Office Detentions
?
Individual Plan

Level B:
?

 

General
Harassment

* teasing
* name calling
* spreading rumors
* posturing
* socially excluding
* forcing someone to do something
* threatening

Behavior reflection form w/ teacher

Conference with student/teacher

Lunch Detention

Teachers & Guidance notified

Behavior reflection form w/administration

Conference with student/administration

2 office detentions

parents contacted

Teachers & Guidance notified

Behavior reflection form w/administration

Student-parent conference w/administration

Individual Plan

ISS

SRO, Teachers, Guidance Contacted

Level C:

 

Behavior that Violates the Law

* stealing
* offensive physical contact (hitting, kicking)
*harassment or negative comments toward another student because of their race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation

Behavior reflection form w/administration

Conference with student/admin.

ISS (In School Suspension

Parents contacted

SRO, Teachers, Guidance Contacted

Behavior reflection form w/administration

Conference with student/parents

OSS (Out of School Suspension)

Individual Plan

Student-parent conference w/administration

SRO, Teachers, Guidance Contacted

OSS

Student-parent conference w/administration

Review Individual Plan

SRO, Teachers, Guidance Contacted

Possible Police Intervention