The PBIS Framework

  • Smiling students leading against lockersWhat?
    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is the application of positive interventions and system changes to achieve socially important behavior change. PBIS is a framework to:

    • Identify student/school needs
    • Develop strategies for success
    • Evaluate success through data collection 

    3 Major Components of PBIS:

    • Teaching appropriate behavior in all settings
    • Interventions when behavior expectations are not met
    • Recognition when behaviors are met

    We have been implementing PBIS in our schools for over a decade. Each school has positively stated expectations, signage, and lessons to teach the expectations. The PBIS framework at schools contains a plan to support students within all three tiers of the intervention triangle.

    The goals of PBIS are to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behaviors, develop positive school culture, teach students appropriate behavior, and give them the support to sustain that behavior.

    Each school has a team led by a team lead and an administrator. Representatives from the school teams, along with district staff meet regularly to share best practices, research, and data collection tools for further implementation of PBIS at school sites.