Wisconsin Rapids School District leaders say they're taking a proactive approach to encourage appropriate student behavior.
Known as positive behavior instruction, the concept of teaching students so-called soft skills, such as respect and responsibility, has become a growing trend across the state and nation, said Kathi Stebbins-Hintz, director of curriculum and instruction for the district.
"Students come to school without the soft skills sometimes," Stebbins-Hintz said. "We've come to recognize that we need to teach these soft skills." ...