•  What is PBIS?  PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  It is not a program, but a culture shift.  It is systems and practices that changes school climate, improves teacher-student relationships and reduces discipline violations.  It includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting positive student behaviors to create healthy school environments. Instead of a school discipline policy that focused on the students AFTER violating policy, it focuses on teaching expected behaviors and rewarding students for practicing these behaviors on a daily basis.  

    Schools who implement, reinforce and practice PBIS strategies increases school safety and climate, increases academic achievement and social competence, decreases behavior disruptions and teacher/administrative time, and decreases Office Discipline Referrals and suspensions.

    PBIS is three-tiered system: Tier 1 (every student, school-wide, foundational practices), Tier 2 (specific classroom, small targeted groups, students in specific situations), Tier 3 (specific individuals).  The majority of students (80% - 90%) will respond to Tier 1 interventions.  Students (or small groups of students) who do not respond to Tier 1 interventions, will be referred for Tier 2 and then Tier 3 interventions.

    Tier 1 PBIS Interventions:

    - School-wide expectations

    - Signs defining the behaviors that meet these expectations in different settings (matrices).  

    - Major Infractions and Minor Infractions Discipline Flow Chart

    - Minor Infractions tracking system

    - Reward system

    - Consistent Office Discipline Referral Form

    - School-wide teaching of expectations/behaviors 2x/year with constant re-teaching throughout the year

    - Quarterly PBIS Rewards Assemblies

    - Frequent data analysis

    - Mid-Year and End-of-Year Reward Contracts

    - School-wide Counselor run prevention education

    - Student, Parent and Staff surveys

    Tier 2 PBIS Interventions

    - SIT (Student Intervention Team) Referral/SIT Process

    - School-Family meetings

    - Check In/Check Out

    - Modified Passport with behavior goals

    - Mentoring program

    - Implement home/school reward reinforcement system

    - Targeted classroom management assistance

    - Small group counseling

    - Social Responsibility instruction (Anti-bullying)

    - Targeted classroom counseling/behavior education

    - Social Skills Groups

    Tier 3 PBIS Interventions

    - One on one counseling

    - FBAs (functional behavioral assessments)

    - BIPs (Behavior Intervention Plans)

    - CUTS Citation

    - Chemical Awareness Prevention (CAP) classes

    - Connecting families with outside resources

    - Formal Discipline Hearings

    - Alternate programs to suspension or expulsion

     



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