• Positive Behavioral Intervention Services (PBIS)

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) promote school-wide systems to improve student behavioral outcomes and build positive school climate and culture. Improving student academic and behavioral outcomes is based upon ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. 
    What are the goals of PBIS?

    • PBIS provides a multi-tiered operational framework for achieving positive outcomes for all students.
    • PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important behavior outcomes for all students.
    • Integrated PBIS and social and emotional learning systems are designed at the school-level and therefore fit the unique needs of the school, and the context of the school community, including students, families and school staff.
    • PBIS school improvement guidelines align with City, State and Federal policy and guidelines.
    • PBIS promotes:

    - On-going data based decision making

    - Evidence-based practices

    - Systems ensuring durable, high fidelity of implementation

    • PBIS includes measurable and justifiable outcomes:

    - School and student success can be assessed through metrics including: suspension rates, office discipline referral rates, violent incidents (as outlined in the Chancellor’s Discipline Code and reflected in OORS), disproportionality, special education referral rates and LRE trends, attendance, and ultimately student achievement.

    For more information about PBIS, please see www.pbis.org.