New Hampshire - Multi-tiered Positive Behavior Supports: Programs and Services (S/D)

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement school-wide positive behavioral supports or tiered frameworks.

New Hampshire Revised Statute 135-F:5 Duties of Commissioner of the Department of Education.

The commissioner of the department of education shall:

I. To the extent possible within existing statutory and budgetary constraints, modify the policies and practices of the department of education to support establishment of a system of care; and
II. Develop a plan for full support and participation of the department of education in the establishment and maintenance of a system of care by the department of health and human services. Such plan shall be reviewed and amended annually. It shall include sufficient detail to allow compliance with the reporting requirements of RSA 135-F:6, and shall address at least the following elements:

  • (a) Development of a multi-tiered system of supports in New Hampshire schools.

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.04 Policy Development.

(a) In accordance with Ed 303.01, the local school board shall adopt and implement written policies and procedures relative to:

  • (1) Absenteeism and attendance;
  • (2) Promoting school safety;
  • (3) Discipline;
  • (4) Records retention, including electronic files;
  • (5) Character and citizenship;
  • (6) Meeting the instructional needs of each individual student;
  • (7) Student hazing;
  • (8) Student harassment, including bullying, as required by RSA 193-F;
  • (9) Sexual harassment, as detailed in Ed 303.01(j) and (k);
  • (10) Reporting of suspected abuse or neglect;
  • (11) Promotion of a school environment that is conducive to learning and supports strong family and community partnerships;
  • (12) Distance education, if the district chooses to offer distance education as provided in Ed 306.22;
  • (13) Providing alternative means of earning credit toward a high school diploma or equivalent such as extended learning opportunities, and distance education to meet the requirements of RSA 193:1, (h) until July 1, 2015;
  • (14) Providing alternative means of demonstrating achievement of identified graduation competencies toward the awarding of a credit for a high school diploma or equivalent such as extended learning opportunities, career and technical education courses, and distance education no later than July 1, 2015 to meet the requirements of RSA 193:1, (h);
  • (15) How a credit can be earned, as provided in Ed 306.27(e) until July 1, 2015;
  • (16) How a credit used to track achievement of graduation competencies can be earned no later than July 1, 2015, as provided in Ed 306.27(e);
  • (17) Recommending developmentally appropriate daily physical activity and exercise;
  • (18) Behavior management and intervention for students;
    Source: Office of Legislative Services
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