Positive Behavior Intervention
The term behavioral interventions is used to describe certain ways of teaching students skills needed in the school setting. These may include academic, language, social/emotional or functional life skills, among others.
On this website, the term Applied Behavior Analysis is used when discussing interventions to teach students new skills, or skills that they need to use better and more efficiently.
When discussing interventions to change student behaviors which are not desired in the school setting, the term Positive Behavior Supports is used.
Some students demonstrate behaviors which put them at risk for disciplinary action. The Bakersfield City School District SELPA offers a process in which Special Education teachers can become verified as having expertise in the tenets of Applied Behavior Analysis, both for changing non-desired behvaiors as well as teaching new skills and behaviors.
Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.