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What is Positive Behavior Interventions & Support?

Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) is an approach to supporting students to be successful in schools.  PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction.  PBIS supports all students through intervention ranging from a school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific students. School-wide PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active procedures and practices to prevent problem behavior for all students and improve school climate.

What are the responsibilities of the school-wide PBIS team?

  • Hold PBIS meetings on -site once per month to plan and coordinate school-wide behavior systems. The team is responsible for planning PBIS activities and programs (such as the PBIS Kick-Off, acknowledgement assemblies, and booster lessons of school rules) and continually monitoring and updating PBIS programs. 
  • Present PBIS news at staff meetings to keep staff up to date with school PBIS programs and receive input and feedback from staff.