What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support
- NO student wants to misbehave.
- PBIS is a PROCESS! There are no QUICK fixes. This process takes time.
- We are looking to make long-term, durable lifestyle changes for the student.
- A caring community and the need to belong are essential. It is extremely important for behavior change.
- It is an effective method for increasing school safety, enhancing student social-behavioral skills and creating and more productive and positive school climate.
- PBIS is a systemic approach to discipline that consists of school-wide expectations, consistency, consequences, and reward. It is a system of organization and uniformity.
- PBIS views the misbehavior of a child as a skill deficit. Behavior is taught to establish a single, positive school climate and relay to both student and staff that the appropriate behavior is priority in the school.
- With PBIS, teachers no longer operate in isolation. Interventions and strategies are created and implemented collaboratively by a school team that is trained to pull together ideas to meet specific needs of students.
- School Administration is actively involved and is knowledgeable of the PBIS process and assures that the faculty and staff are following procedures defined in the process.
- The discipline referral process and procedures are more consistent throughout the school.
- Expectations are rules posted in specific settings, and students are taught those expectations regularly.
- A reward system (or incentive program) will be utilized to encourage and model appropriate behavior.
- PBIS information can be found at www.pbis.org.