State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Behavior Modifications
CODE: 4002
ADOPTION DATE: January 25, 2005

Section 37-13-92, Mississippi Code of 1972, requires the State Board of Education to establish the definition and components of a behavior modification program.


Policies, procedures and research-based strategies that teach students the skills needed to make positive decisions concerning behavior and learning.


  • The program will contain procedures and research-based strategies that:
  • Include a (proactive) prevention component for all students;
  • Include interventions designed to deal with common disciplinary problems;
  • Provide an intensive intervention program for low-incidence behavior problems;
  • Provide professional development for all team members and parents;
  • Provide a safe and disciplined environment where teaching and learning can take place; and
  • Permit implementation of the School Safety Plan.

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