Two years ago, Boise School District created their own behavioral and classroom management program called "Pillars" to provide a consistent behavioral plan and strategy throughout the District. Staff are required to take an annual online training and, since the District created the program, it can be altered/changed, as necessary, as the needs of students and staff change over time. The District used elements of PBIS (i.e. "tickets" or "bucks" used at all elementary schools), Toolbox (i.e. breathing techniques) and CRIM (used primarily in secondary schools, focuses on body awareness like how your skin feels hot when you're angry or you get butterflies in your stomach when you're nervous) in creating this program.
The three "Pillars" are: Foundation, Culture and Behavior.
On April 6, 2023 the District hosted a workshop called "Pillars for Parents" so parents could learn about the behavioral, relationship-building, and SEL (social-emotional learning) techniques being implemented at school with guidance on how to use those same (or similar) techniques at-home.
BSD plans to host a parent workshop every fall and spring to support the partnership between families and schools. For questions or to be added to the mailing list for future workshop opportunities, please contact Sara Nord, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator (Sara.Nord@boiseschools.org).
Here is the full presentation with a few screenshots below. Scroll to the very bottom to access download links to supporting documentation and printables.
Below are some printables provided at the meeting for use at home, if desired.
We plan to share information about future parent workshops, as they become available. If you have any questions about the above-linked materials or would like BSD to add you to the mailing list for future workshop opportunities, please contact Sara Nord, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator (Sara.Nord@boiseschools.org).