WHAT IS P.B.I.S.?
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)
is an implemented program focusing on
proactive teaching, reinforcing positive behaviors,
and decreasing less desirable behaviors.
In 2009, our district began a partnership with
FEH BOCES to begin putting this program
in place throughout each of our schools.
Each school (including busses) will have
their own set of rules and guidelines for students.
How is PBIS different from other school behavior models?
Many school wide discipline programs in the past
have mainly focused on reacting to a certain behavior
after it already occurred, using punishment-based strategies. Research has shown that this is an ineffective way
to change school climate.
PBIS uses a proactive approach in which
appropriate behavior is EXPECTED.
All expected behaviors will be introduced, modeled,
practiced, and reinforced throughout the school year.
Positive social behavior will become a part of
the student’s education.
Our PBIS expectations have been formed around our district adopted “Four Agreements”, taken from the book by Don Miguel Ruiz. The Agreements are:
Be Impeccable With Your Word
Don’t Take Anything Personally
Don’t Make Assumptions
Always Do Your Best
PBIS is a research-based, proactive way to implement a positive school climate… AND IT’S WORKING!
Please check out www.pbis.org for more information...