(1) The Glendale Education Foundation contributes $1,000 annually to the School-Wide Positive Behavior (SWPB) Program: $500 to each school (elementary and high school).
SCHOOL WIDE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR PROGRAM: One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 supports (universal), Tier 2 supports (targeted group), and Tier 3 supports (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
(2) The Foundation's "Perfect Attendance" Incentives at Glendale Elementary School::
Since year 2008, the Glendale Education Foundation has been in a cooperative arrangement with the Horace Mann Insurance Co. with whom they co-sponsor this attendance incentive program for sixth grade students: To provide free bicycles to any students who have perfect attendance = missing zero days!
The Foundation also provides gift certificates for milkshakes and/or sundaes for perfect or best attendance (missing 3 days or less) for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.