Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.
Schools that implement PBIS see students achieve improved social and academic outcomes, experience reduced exclusionary discipline practices, and help school personnel feel more effective.
Look for PBIS practices at your child's school such as:
- A Code of Conduct defining a set of principles, expectations, and/or rules that are given to students and parents to make sure that the school's expectations for behavior are clearly communicated.
- A behavior matrix that clearly communicates the school's expectations for positive behaviors throughout the school building.
- Rewards for positive behavior.
Visit PBIS.org to learn more.