Mandatory training for all employees for 2014-15 school year:
At the start of the 2013-14 school year, all Kentucky school personnel were required to have annual training in positive behavioral interventions and supports pursuant to 704 KAR 7:160, The Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools. In response to the new regulation, KDE and KET worked collaboratively to provide Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools I, a free online professional learning resource that would satisfy the annual training requirement of all school personnel. All employees of the Menifee County School District completed this training.
Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools II (PPBIS II), a new two-hour online course, is now available to meet the 2014-15 training requirement. While last year's training focused on preventing, decreasing, or eliminating problem behavior through the implementation of positive instructional discipline strategies and systems in schools, PPBIS II focuses on district-wide implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), relationship building, and de-escalation strategies. It also includes new videos featuring Kentucky schools and vignettes with actors showing how to de-escalate problem situations.
For 2014-15 SY: To enroll in Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools II, go to http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/courses/LEAD1102 and click on the enroll button.
For 2013-14 (ONLY if you did not complete last summer/fall): You may also continue to access year 1 training, Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools I at http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/courses/LEAD1101.
If you have questions, please contact Dawn Hardeman at the Menifee County Board of Education office or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit certificates for completion of the course to Dawn Hardeman.
*All employees= full-time certified & classified personnel; part-time certified & classified personnel (if applicable); cooks; bus drivers; janitors; substitutes for any positions; volunteers; coaches of any sport or academic extracurricular activity; any school board members who may be around the students frequently