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Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is a systematic approach to teach behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model which teaches the behaviors, reinforces and recognizes students who are able to model these behaviors and has systems in place to support students who have a difficult time or may present with more challenging behaviors.

PBIS reinforces appropriate behaviors throughout the entire school, the classroom and common areas such as hallways, restrooms, offices, cafeteria, playground/school grounds, etc.

Benefits to PBIS:

  • Increases attendance.
  • Student self-reports of a more positive and calm environment.
  • Teacher reports of a more positive and calm environment.
  • Reduction in the proportion of students who engage in behavioral disruptions.
  • Reduction in the number of behavioral disruptions.

Key contacts

Kent Ryan

Elementary Director, Culture/Climate Transformation

Justin Blietz

Secondary Director, Culture/Climate Transformation