Behavior Education Plan (BEP)
The Behavior Education Plan is driven by the word “education”, and at its core is a teaching and learning plan designed to support every student in their social, emotional, and academic development. We know behavior education is complex work that happens in classrooms and cafeterias, on buses and playgrounds, and even offices and auditoriums. Whether you are a student, family member, community member, or staff member, we all have a responsibility to embody our beliefs, our expectations, and our commitments.
The goals of the Behavior Education Plan are focused on ensuring every student experiences a thriving school culture and a safe and supportive learning environment, leading to healthy identity development, and a sense of belonging. These goals align to the vision and goals of the District’s Strategic Framework. Our priority and focus on addressing racial inequities drives this work and provides the basis for three overarching goals: increase a sense of safety and belonging in school, implement successful systems of support and intervention, and reduce disproportionality in the use of exclusionary practices.
Rights and Responsibilities
Supporting positive student behavior requires a high level of commitment from students, parents, guardians, staff, administrators, and members of the Board of Education. Rights and responsibilities that are designed to reflect both the mutual respect and accountability required to support student behavior.
The BEP is intended to help turn mistakes into learning experiences and to pair consequences with additional support. Page 14 of the BEP provides an overview of the progression of discipline. Refer back to mmsd.org/bep to find links to the BEP for each level (elementary, middle, or high).
Bullying Prevention and Response
Bullying prevention is supported by foundational practices in all schools. Bullying behavior is responded to according to MMSD's Anti-Bullying Policy - for more information and resources, please visit the website link below.