What is Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (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.