PBIS / Bullying

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a framework and philosophy that promotes positive school culture, social-emotional learning and effective interventions for behavior problems. LPS started implementing PBIS in 2007 and many LPS schools are using the model, which includes developing a common language, setting clear expectations, teaching social and emotional skills, reinforcing positive behaviors and creating standard protocols for behavior intervention. You may recognize PBIS mottos and slogans such as PR2, The Keys to Success, RAMS Pride or PAWS used by LPS schools. Training is provided for teachers and staff regarding PBIS philosophy and tools. Parents can get involved by participating in a PBIS committee, helping organize school assemblies or helping develop recognition for students and staff.

To find out more, contact your child’s school or visit PBIS.org for more information on the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports model.

Bullying & Harrassment

Littleton Public Schools is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Definitions and interventions for bullying and harassment are specifically outlined in the LPS Code of Conduct and Board of Education Policies. Discriminatory harassment is also prohibited under civil rights legislation. It is the role of the school administrator to investigate allegations of bullying and determine the appropriate intervention, which may include disciplinary action. 

LPS schools employ a variety of programs to support positive school culture and prevent bullying and harassment. Some of these include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Second Step, Rachel’s Challenge, Yellow Ribbon, No Place for Hate and others. Contact your child’s principal or school counseling office for more information on the specific programs utilized in each school.

Click here for how to REPORT SAFETY CONCERNS

Bullying and Peer Conflict Resources for Parents:
Relational Aggression Helpsheet
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Website
Cyberbullying Research Center