What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework with practices and systems to establish a foundation of regular, proactive support while preventing unwanted behaviors. PBIS is implemented school wide to promote positive, predictable, safe environments for everyone in all school settings
By implementing PBIS, we hope to reduce school and classroom behavior disruptions and educate all students about acceptable school behaviors. Our PBIS implementation plan includes clearly defined outcomes, research-validated practices, supportive administrative systems and information for problem solving behaviors.
PBIS in Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools
The Liberty Union-Thurston School District is implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Each school has a chosen set of behavioral expectations, which are clearly defined and taught. Each school has a system for acknowledging positive student behavior. Rewards may individualized or classroom-based and can vary from school to school.
A key strategy of the PBIS process is prevention. The majority of students follow the school’s expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior. Through instruction, comprehension and regular practice, all teachers and staff members will use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules. When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, we will view it as an opportunity for re-teaching, not just punishment.
Family /School Partnership
Families are important members of the school community. We know that when schools and families work together toward a common goal of helping all children be more successful, it is more likely to happen. Families can reinforce PBIS behavior expectations at home so that children have clear and consistent expectations. Families can also help the school understand their child and ways they might help teach behavioral expectations.
Additional details regarding PBIS framework can be found at the links below: