FONTANA, CA – Fontana Unified on Nov. 14 was named the 2019 Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) District of the Year for the West End and East Valley regions of San Bernardino County.
This District’s effective use of PBIS strategies to foster a positive school climate and increase student engagement was celebrated at the fourth annual PBIS Showcase, hosted by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ PBIS program.
“In Fontana Unified, we know that positive learning environments are crucial to enhancing student confidence, engagement and achievement,” Fontana Unified Superintendent Randal S. Bassett said. “We are honored to be named a PBIS District of the Year and congratulate our administrators, educators and staff on this well-deserved recognition of their commitment to student success.”
Fontana Unified is the first-ever PBIS District of the Year recipient. This year, Fontana Unified netted 17 recognitions from the California PBIS Coalition, including two platinum, five gold, nine silver and one bronze.
The PBIS Showcase honored Citrus Elementary and Harry S. Truman Middle schools for earning the District’s first-ever platinum certifications – the highest recognition bestowed by the coalition.
Also recognized were gold certification recipients Cypress Elementary, Dolores Huerta International Academy, Sequoia Middle School and Fontana and Jurupa Hills high schools; and silver certification recipients Date, Live Oak, Juniper, Mango, Randall Pepper, Sierra Lakes and West Randall elementary schools, as well as Alder and Southridge Tech middle schools. Poplar Elementary also received a bronze certification.The showcase recognized a record 186 schools and programs from the West End and East Valley regions of San Bernardino County for their PBIS excellence.