What Does PBIS Stand For?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a proactive and interactive approach to establish a social culture in a school that supports social, emotional, and academic success. It uses data-based decision making to align curriculum and behavioral supports for students and staff. It is aimed at supporting safe and effective school environments while preventing behavior problems with students.
How Does it Work?
PBIS is a three-tiered systems approach for establishing a positive learning culture and individualized behavior supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. The behavior expectations are taught, modeled, acknowledged, monitored, and then retaught as necessary. The goal is to provide practice and reinforcement at the Universal level for ALL students so that fewer students need intervention at the Tier 2 level where a more individualized plan with intensive individual interventions is used. A continuous analysis of data, the systems, and the outcomes guides all decision making.
What are the Benefits?
Data shows that schools implementing PBIS with fidelity see an increase in attendance, a more positive and calm environment, reduced behavioral disruptions, increased academic time & student achievement.
Ongoing PBIS incentives and rewards for Fannin County High
School students who are following the school-wide expectations
include the following:
- Monthly prize box drawings
- Morning tardy excuse passes
- Cookies on Tuesdays
- PBIS store available during FLEX on Tuesdays
- Monthly, grade level attendance competition; treats given
to the grade level with the highest attendance percentage.
Focus - Learn Today, Achieve for Life
Character - Serve as a Positive Role Model
High Expectations - Demonstrate Responsibility
Show Respect - Value Yourself, Others and Surroundings