Fontana Unified Achieves Record-Breaking Success with 29 California PBIS Awards, Nine Platinum Honors
Fontana Unified School District has continued its seven-year streak of excellence in the annual California Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coalition Awards for its success in fostering positive learning environments. Twenty-nine schools earned PBIS awards, including nine platinum accolades, to set a District record in total and platinum PBIS awards received in a single year. Fontana Unified’s historic haul of PBIS Implementation Awards is evidence of the District’s strengthened commitment to developing a supportive campus culture and encouraging positive behaviors through the comprehensive PBIS framework. PBIS honors are awarded at platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels, with this year’s awards commending schools for proper implementation of PBIS strategies during the 2022-23 school year.
Lines of students from across the Inland Empire anxiously awaited the opening of the Ontario Convention Center doors for the annual Inland Empire Regional College and Career Fair, as Fontana Unified School District kicked off a pair of consecutive college, career and recruitment fairs on Sept. 20. Thousands of Fontana Unified students across all age groups, many accompanied by family members or school staffers, weighed numerous possibilities for their futures as they researched different college and career opportunities at the Regional College and Career Fair and the United College Action Network, Inc. (U-CAN) Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Recruitment Fair at the Colony High School Gymnasium on Sept. 21.
Approximately 35 Fontana Unified School District high school students are partnering with a local general contractor, Final Touch Construction & Design, to assist with a four-day renovation project of a historic barn located in their own backyard at the Pepper Street Agricultural Museum. Media are invited to witness the finishing touches of the project. Students in Fontana Unified’s Career Connections program, a career technical education pathway in general construction offered at Citrus and Fontana high schools, will assist with the project, which take place Wednesday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 23. Each day, about eight to 10 students will be at the Pepper Street Agricultural Museum for six hours to assist with removing the barn’s “skin,” installing brand new weather barrier, then reapplying the “skin” and painting it – all while maintaining historical standards.