Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a collaborative (team-based), educative, proactive and functional process to developing effective interventions for problem behavior.

The positive refers to a change of focus from reactive, constantly pointing out what students did wrong (negatives), to proactive teaching and recognizing what children are doing right (positives).

PBIS views appropriate consequences as those that are effective in changing the student’s inappropriate behavior.

PBIS acknowledges and rewards students for following school-wide expectations and rules.  The rewards are earned for following the expectations.

School-wide Expectations

S– Safety First

O– Organized and Ready to Learn

A– Act Responsibly

R-Respect Others


Follow Teacher Directions (complies within 5 seconds)

Arrive to class on time

Bring necessary Materials


Single, straight line

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Follow staff directions (within 5 seconds)


Keep hands and feet to yourself

Follow staff directions

Use equipment safely


Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself
Stay in your seat
Follow bus driver directions