Behavior Intervention Committee
The District-wide Behavior Intervention Program was established to ensure the welfare and safety of all students. The mission of the program is to ensure that students are assigned to the most appropriate setting, which is conducive to learning and maximizing academic achievement, growth, and development. The vision of the program is that all students are academically and socially successful. The belief is that all students can learn and progress if given the proper tools, resources, appropriate educational setting, and environment.
The Behavior Intervention Program is geared towards ensuring the safety and welfare of all students by addressing students who exhibit severe, unmanageable behavior that cannot be adequately regulated in a traditional school setting. Through the structures provided in this program, it is expected that students will acquire the necessary skills to enable them to optimally function in the traditional school setting when they return. Students are usually assigned to the Behavior Intervention Center for 90 to 180 days based on successful completion of the program.
The Behavior Intervention Committee has transitioned from the Department of Student Services to the Department of School Climate & Discipline. The Behavior Intervention Committee process will continue to function during the eLearning period. Electronically submit referrals to behaviorInterventionPacket@browardschools.com. BIC meetings will be facilitated via Microsoft Teams. School staff will be notified via email of their assigned meeting date and time. Please share the enclosed 2020-2021 Behavior Intervention Committee (BIC) handbook, requirements and calendar with your staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Adrienne Dixson-Paul, MTSS/RTI Program Supervisor, School Climate & Discipline via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 754-321-1655.
In November 2013 the School Board of Broward County, Florida, approved a historic new Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline in an effort to close the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline; the Promise Program. Learn more about the Promise Program in the News Release below. School districts nationwide are rethinking their responses to minor offenses by students: Link to the NY Times article to Read More.
To reduce the loss of instructional time, consistent and uniform corrective strategies have been agreed upon. to learn more about these download the Corrective Strategies (pdf).