Eugene, OR: "$900,000 to stop bad student behavior"

June 22, 2018, ABC9, Eugene, OR: 4J School Board sets aside money to stop bad student behavior The 4J School Board has set aside roughly $900,000 to stop bad student behavior next school year. Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the money will be used to train staff in de-escalation skills and how to work with students who need additional support. Balderas said schools across the country are seeing a spike in bad behavior in the younger grade levels. While all 4J elementary schools have counselors on hand, Balderas says he wants more staff to help the teachers…. Balderas said many students who walk through their doors carry with them trauma from their home lives that can cause them to lash out. … The money to help fight the bad behavior is coming from the district's general fund. The district has already started working to implement the curriculum for the next school year.