PBIS (Positive Behavior Support)

School-wide positive behavior support (PBIS) is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and individual behavioral supports needed for schools to achieve both social and academic success for all students.

Features of PBIS include explicit instruction of social expectations, acknowledgement of positive behavior, and ongoing data collection that is used for decision making. These expectations are consistently and regularly taught, modeled, practiced, and reinforced.

All staff actively supervises and responds to positive and inappropriate behavior. With a school wide structure it is expected every staff will monitor and assist students with additional support to respond to inappropriate behavior by determining which strategy on the pyramid is appropriate.

PBIS is a school-wide system that provides staff with reinforcement; but requires buy-in and accountability of all staff and students. PBIS emphasizes a three tiered approach to address students’ behavioral needs. Grapeland staff along with input from our school community has dedicated time an energy to build a solid tier one system school-wide.