What is PBIS?
- PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
- PBIS has been in existence since 1997 when the Individuals with Disabilities Act was reauthorized
What is the goal of PBIS?
- The philosophy behind PBIS is that we teach appropriate behavior just as we teach academics.
- The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.
- PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and staff, in all settings.
- PBIS is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn
The 4 essential components of PBIS:
- 3-5 positively stated expectations
- A school-wide acknowledgement system
- A school-wide disciplinary system
- Data collection and assessment
Why use PBIS?
- Over 1000 schools in Colorado from pre-school through high school are implementing PBIS
Schools who effectively use PBIS:
- experience high rates of positive acknowledgements
- see a significant decrease in office referrals
- have 70-80% of students who have never received an office referral
- are able to identify students who need individual behavior support sooner
History of PBIS in Widefield:
- WSD3 implemented PBIS in 2011
- Three elementary buildings in 3rd year: French, Talbott, Widefield
- Five elementary buildings in 2nd year: King, Pinello, Sunrise, Venetucci, Webster
- 1st year: pre-school, transportation, Sproul Junior High, Janitell Junior High, Watson Junior High, Mesa Ridge High
- Widefield High School is doing exploration and development this year and is scheduled for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year