The Planning Center is a proactive setting designed to help students problem solve, develop appropriate school and classroom behaviors, and reduce the need for classroom removal. It can provide social and emotional support, interventions and remedial supports for academics while the students are supervised. The Planning Center Instructional Aide (PCIA) assumes the role of a supportive resource to help students improve their conduct; to develop their self-esteem; to encourage them to achieve and behave positively; and to experience a respectful environment with firm behavioral expectations.
Who can refer a student to the Planning Center?
Students must be referred to the Planning Center via the Building Administration in one of three ways:
a. self-referral - a student may be anxious about a problem at home, school
or the community
b. staff member referral - removal for educational intervention, student safety,
tutoring and/or class disruption
c. parent referral through the principal/teacher- students safety or special arrangement
The Planning Center is the last stop before a student is removed from the building,
and the first stop when a student returns from being suspended or involuntarily
transferred from a school. This initial visit may consist of a 15-minute meeting
between the PCIA and the student, which is an important part of transitioning
students from suspension or as new enrollees to a school. Students will receive
support that will help prepare them to return to a cohesive learning environment. If
a student continues to experience difficulties, the PCIA may refer the students to the Student Support Team
Why is my child being sent home and not to the Planning Center ?
The principal is responsible for assigning the student to the Planning Center or
out-of-school suspension. Parents should contact the principal for an explanation.
How long is a student assigned to the Planning Center?
The length of the Planning Center assignment is determined by the building administrator.