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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): A Framework for All Schools Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an educational, preventive, and restorative approach to behavior. This approach helps schools create and sustain effective and culturally-inclusive environments that support academic and social success for all students. All of our schools use a PBIS framework to teach school-wide expectations to all students and recognize students who meet those expectations. Small group and individualized supports are also provided in this approach. Each school designs its own three-tiered system:

Tier 1: All students learn the behavior expectations at school. Staff members teach, model and reinforce these expectations throughout the school year.

Tier 2: Some students receive small-group interventions to practice the behavior taught in Tier 1.

Tier 3: A few students receive individualized interventions and support. At each tier, students learn and practice the social-emotional and behavioral skills they need to do well in school and throughout their lives. Supports provided at each tier