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Behavioral Supports


SCESD collaboratively builds systems addressing behaviors, strengthening relationships, focusing on empathy, as well as, building social skills necessary for academic and life long success. We also train, develop, implement, and maintain Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at the student, classroom, school-wide and district levels. 

PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving outcomes for all students. PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention or practice. It is a collaboration between district, school staff and families in designing behavioral support systems at each tier.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Each school in the District implements PBIS and has behavioral expectations, such as respectful, responsible and ready to learn. Ask your site what their expectations are and how those expectations can be used to support your child at home.

Our Partners in PBIS and MTSS

Restorative Justice Partners, Incorporated

Restorative Justice Partners, Inc. (RJP, Inc.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. RJP, Inc. uses restorative justice principles to create alternative dispute resolution programs that foster empathy, accountability and restoration of fairness to victims and community in Monterey County.  Their trained volunteers work with businesses and youthful offenders, government and nonprofit agencies to resolve conflicts and restore justice. They extend this work by teaching these skills to educators and school children in an effort to end violence and bullying in our schools, and the “School-To-Prison-Pipeline.”


Playworks is a district-wide initiative that focusses on positive behavioral interactions between students and staff during recess time. Moreover, it believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every child. Playworks creates a place for every child on the playground. It doesn't matter if children have never learned or played games before. They ensure our children have a place that is safe and welcoming - where they can play, thrive and contribute. The primary goal of Playworks is that every child takes this positive experience back to the classroom and back to their communities.

For more information, please contact Dr. Esteban Hernández (831) 784-2271 or Becky Nelson at (831) 784-2260.