The Loup City Public Schools has adopted Behavioral Intervention Support Team (BIST) as a K-12 program for the 2024-2025 school year. BIST is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. Essentially, the belief of the administration and staff members is that together we can establish common expectations for student behavior. Together we can provide a framework to teach, reinforce and reward the behaviors that we believe will both help all students learn and give them a life skill that is essential to success.

BIST includes schoolwide expectations and procedures intended for all students and all staff in all settings. A copy of the schoolwide expectations will be sent home. Posters will be displayed throughout the school.


We are committed to understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma. This philosophy is known as trauma-informed care. The BIST model recognizes that problematic behaviors are most often rooted in traumatic experiences. Until students feel that they are safe and able to work toward healing from the trauma they have experienced, it is difficult for them to be academically successful. Certified in the Sanctuary Model® of trauma-informed care, we identify four components of safety that are essential to providing a safe learning and working environment for children and staff:


Grace is the foundation of the relationship that provides unconditional care for children even when they struggle to allow adults to partner with them.

As part of giving GRACE, we accept:

  • You

  • Your problems

  • Your pain

  • Your needs


Accountability is problem solving to learn and grow. It allows children to increase critical thinking skills, ability to overcome obstacles, increased resilience, increased confidence and therefore increased effort.

We believe that by helping students practice good behavior together, we will build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow. Thanks for your support and cooperation in advance!

To learn more about the BIST (Behavioral Intervention Support Team) please visit their website at: BIST