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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Effective Behaviour Support


The school district is encouraging schools to look at the benefits of EBS (Effective Behaviour Support). Several of our middle schools and a few elementary and secondary schools are in various stages of implementation.

Effective Behaviour Support (EBS) is a systems approach to proactive school-wide discipline that is designed to increase the capacity.  It is a team-based problem solving process that considers (a) systems, (b) data, and (c) practices. Systems include the policies, procedures, and decision-making processes that consider school-wide, non-classroom, classroom, and individual student systems. Data are used to guide decision-making processes and outcomes. Practices include the strategies that are used directly to enhance student learning outcomes and teacher instructional activities.

Schools must organize their efforts in ways that respond to our new challenges:

  • Enhance school capacity (system & practices) to address behavioural challenges
  • Diminish disruptions that impede teaching and learning
  • Establish and sustain positive school communities
  • Reclaim instructional time lost to behavioural disruptions
  • Establish systems that increase adoption and sustained use of research validated practices
  • Use time more effectively and efficiently

Although much of what makes up EBS is not new, the system provides a clear format for effective behavioural practice.

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828