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Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

What is PBIS? Positive Behavior Intervention Supports is a process for creating a safer and more effective school environment. PBIS is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The full implementation of this program is a three to five year process. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific discipline plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for:

  • All students, all staff, and in all settings
  • Non-classroom settings within the school environment;
  • Individual classrooms and teachers, and
  • Individual student supports for the estimated 3-7 percent of students who present the most challenging behaviors. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum; it is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation.

SOAR Motto:

S how Respect
O bserve Safety
A ccept Responsibility
R esolve Conflict

SOAR is observed in all settings of our school. Students demonstrating the positive behavior found on our Schoolwide PBIS matrix earn Golden Tickets. Every Friday, they may “cash in” their tickets at our SOAR Store for a variety of games and prizes along with ice cream treats. Students are also recognized during quarterly assemblies where awards are presented to students demonstrating positive behavior along with those having perfect attendance.

Visit the PBIS website for more information.