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​​What is Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS)?


  • PBIS is a research-based, school-wide systems approach to improve school climate and create safer and more effective schools.
  • PBIS IS a process. PBIS IS NOT a program or a curriculum.
  • The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach expectations and support positive behavior for all students.
  • PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective schoolwide,classroom, non-classroom, and student-specific discipline plans.
  • PBIS is a team-based process for data review, data-based problem solving and
  • intervention, ongoing planning, and monitoring of interventions.
  •  PBIS implementation includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for: ALL
  • students, ALL staff and in ALL settings. This includes individual classrooms and
  • teachers AND non-classroom settings and related staff.

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