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What is PBIS?

PBIS is a research-based, school-wide systems approach to improve school climate and create safer, more effective schools.  PBIS is a process, 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 school wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student-specific discipline plans.  It 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, in all settings. This includes individual classrooms and non-classroom settings. 

 Westarea is in the fourth year of implementing PBIS throughout our school.  PBIS has been implemented in the “common areas” such as the hallways, cafeteria, playground, and then extended it into our classrooms.  Westarea will continue our implementation for the entire school.  Westarea teachers are more “preventative” and “positive” when thinking about classroom discipline.  Teachers commonly say, “According to our Mustang Matrix Mustangs are to…” rather than “I told you not to…”  Students are provided with lots of behavior support, by addressing behavior issues before they reach a critical point and positive praises.  This process will manifest itself in several ways.  There are many more celebrations throughout the school that reinforce children following our school wide and classroom expectations.  All staff members involved in mentoring and building positive relationships with children.  Teachers will provide much more communication with parents regarding their child’s behavior (even for behavior that would have previously been deemed “small”) so that parents can assist in the process of supporting their child behaviorally.

 If you have any questions about Westarea’s PBIS systems/structures, please don’t hesitate to ask! 

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Published by Flora McLain on August 18, 2016
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