Behavior Support

Our schools stress the expectations of positive behavior through our PBIS program with the goal of improving social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate while improving teacher health and wellbeing. 
What is PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is a research-based framework for transforming school culture through a focus on positive feedback. 
This approach to discipline is aimed at enhancing and improving the social and productive skills of students and minimizing problematic behavior. It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable, and safe learning environments where everyone can thrive.
This is accomplished by examining the factors that impact behavior as well as the relationships between environment and behavior. 
The Importance of PBIS
School environments that are positive, preventative, predictable, and effective are:
  1. Safer, healthier, and more caring;
  2. Have enhanced learning and teaching outcomes; and 
  3. Can provide a continuum of behavior support for all students 
Why PBIS? 
Many students are not coming to school with the social and emotional skills they need to be successful in the classroom. Punitive measures and zero-tolerance policies are not effective in the long-term. But in an environment in which positive behaviors are taught and recognized, students can develop into solid citizens, both at school and in the community.
Benefits of PBIS
PBIS has shown a significant effect on overall school climate . Students are more productive, teachers are happier, and the larger community benefits. Students  
The Focus of PBIS is Prevention, not Punishment!
In a school with a traditional approach to discipline, teachers/staff may try to correct behavior through punishment. By contrast, in a school using PBIS, the focus is on preventing problems by encouraging the development of positive teacher-student relationships and providing students with the foundational skills they will need for success in life.