A safe and welcoming school environment allows all students to achieve academic growth and to develop appropriate behavior necessary for learning. The successes of school climate are based on addressing the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students. When positive and restorative interventions are consistently implemented throughout various settings in a school, there is a decrease in the use of suspensions and expulsions, then there are improvements in school climate and student outcomes. The Office of School and Student Supports provides links to relevant laws, data guidelines and sound resources to help schools support positive behavioral outcomes for all students.
Laws relating to Behavior for schools in the State of Maine
Statewide Standards for Behavior
Taking Responsibility: Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior in Maine Schools and Communities
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Social Emotional Learning/Restorative Practice Specialist