What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a school-wide system that is developed by a school with the goal of teaching the behavioral expectations in all school settings. This evidenced based program reinforces students who display expected behaviors, and provides support in place for students who are having difficulty with their behaviors.
This is Pigeon River's fourth year implementing PBIS. Some schools in the district have been using this model since 2008. Currently, PBIS is being used in 8446 schools across the country. PBIS is also being used in five countires.
Benefits of PBIS
- Increase classroom instruction time, which leads to increased academic performance.
- Decreased behavioral disruptions.
- Consistency of expectations for all students in all school settings.
- Improved school climate.
PBIS offers three tiers of behavioral support to students. In the first tier, behavioral expectations are established and taught to all students. In the second tier, students needing additional support are offered group level interventions. Students needing significant support for behavioral challenges, are provided evidence-based interventions tailored specifically to their needs in the third tier.