Pleasanton Schools Get $2.3M To Improve Student Behavior

How much "mutual respect" can $2.3 million buy?

In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, Pleasanton will also teach acting right.

The Pleasanton Unified School District has received a $2.3 million grant from the federal Department of Education to develop a "Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Project," according to the Contra Costa Times.

What's that mean? Each school will develop three to five rules. Students at the school who abide by the rules will receive random rewards, and teachers will get training on how to enforce the rules "consistently and fairly," the newspaper reported.

The cash "aims to improve the overall environment of each school," the newspaper reported, and addresses behavorial issues including bullying, fighting, and drug abuse.

Pleasanton has the first payment of $475,000 in hand, the newspaper reported, and the first programs will be in classrooms next year.

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