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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PBIS Pride Powers Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. OIP will focus on three positive behavior expectations that are easy to remember and will be practiced throughout the school year:

  • Be Responsible

  • Be Kind

  • Be Safe

The word positive in PBIS refers to a change of focus from reactive (pointing out negative student behavior), to proactive (teaching and recognizing positive student behavior). It refers to an overall change in the school climate to a learning environment where students and teachers feel appreciated, safe and respected. Acknowledgments are used to assist staff to focus on the positive. Consistency in acknowledging expected behaviors and correcting behavior errors is provided through: active supervision, incentives and reinforcement, logical consequences, and clear office referral procedures.