PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a process in which schools create a social-culture that will encourage positive behaviors and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors. This social-culture will lead to a safe environment where our children and youth achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and with adults.
Each school sets their own 3 to 5 behavioral expectations for all students, staff, and settings that will apply to that school, although it is hoped that these expectations will be reinforced in the family setting and in the community. These expectations are specifically taught so that everyone knows what those expectations look like. Everyone in the school community is then reminded to use those behaviors within the correct settings. They are acknowledged, in many varying ways, for using those behaviors and are corrected, positively, when they aren’t followed. In some instances additional supports are provided to encourage and/or teach the correct positive behavior.