PBIS is Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports
PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, and support improved academic outcomes. More than 10,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. Schools successfully implementing PBIS have shown the following:
- up to 50% reduction in office referral rates per year (and a corresponding reduction in suspension and expulsion rates)
- improved attendance rates
- improved academic achievement
- improved staff morale and perceptions of school safety
The most important components of PBIS are providing students with clear expectations/rules and developing lesson plans for teaching appropriate behavior to students. If students continue to struggle with certain behaviors, we strive to reteach the appropriate behavior. As well, PBIS teams regularly collect and analyze behavioral data and use this information to inform school-wide decision-making processes. Lastly, recognizing and rewarding positive student behavior will promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning.