Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Simply put, PBIS is a process for creating safer, more effective schools by reinforcing positive behavior and preventing and addressing problem behavior. PBIS is implemented in three tiers. Tier 1 focuses on setting and teaching behavioral expectations in all areas of the school including the playground, hallway, bus, and classroom. Tier 2 and Tier 3 allow educators to focus more closely on the needs of groups or individual students. Throughout the process, data is collected on student behavior. This data is then used by administrators and school PBIS implementation teams to identify and more effectively implement the Wildcat Way practices that are appropriate for our school.
How Does PBIS differ from other approaches to student behavior and school discipline?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is not a curriculum, or practice. It is a process that builds the foundation for making data-based decisions, and proactively addresses behavioral issues.
How does PBIS benefit the Wild Rose School District students?
Some benefits of PBIS include:
Proactive and consistent approach to school-wide discipline that leads students achievement through:
increased academic instructional time for students, staff, and administrators
improve social climate of schools
decreases in special education referral and placements
Opportunities for staff to be involved in the process of assessing needs and making informed decisions based on the data collected
Ability to provide increased feedback and support to staff
Consistency of expectations for all students across all school areas
Ultimately, the implementation of PBIS has proven to decrease challenging behaviors and increase positive behavior, thereby increasing overall instructional time.