Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting schools in organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.  It IS NOT a packaged curriculum, scripted intervention or manual-ized strategy.  PBIS is a prevention oriented way for schools to organize evidence-based practices, improve the implementation of those practices and maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for ALL students. PBIS practices include team-based leadership, data based decision making, continuous monitoring of student behavior, regular universal screening and effective on going professional development. 

Components of PBIS

Florence Unified School District believes that the essential components of the PBIS framework represent the integration of existing evidence-based educational reform initiatives. The components that essential for PBIS success are:
  • Shared Leadership
  • Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Continuum of Student Supports
  • Evidence-Based Instruction, Intervention and Assessment
  • Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring
  • Family, School and Community Partnering
This framework provides for a system-wide prevention-based framework for improving learning goals for every student.

What does the PBIS Process Look Like?

PBIS utilizes a three tiered approach, offering increased levels of behavioral support at each level.

  • In Tier I, all students are explicitly taught positive behavioral expectations.  All teachers use a consistent approach to discipline
  • Students who are in need of Tier II supports are provided with small group, targeted behavioral skill interventions that  promote pro-social behaviors
  • In Tier III, student centered planning is used to develop customized interventions with frequent progress monitoring.


Parents and PBIS- How Do I Become Involved?

1. Learn about PBIS at your child's school and provide feedback about the process

2. Ask to participate on the school PBIS Leadership team?

3. Help your school design parent involvement activities in PBIS?

4. Participate on Targeted or Intensive level teams as they relate to

your child.

5. What is in place at the Universal level of PBIS in the classroom and school-wide?

6. What are the school-wide and classroom behavior expectations?

7. How will the school communicate with me if my child needs extra support with behavior?

8. If my child is having behavior problems, what evidence-based interventions will be used to help him/her?

9. What assessments will be used to develop a behavior plan for my child?

10. How will the school inform me about the results of collecting information on my child?

11. How will I be notified and involved if my child needs Targeted or Intensive supports?

12. What resources are available in the school and community to help with improving my child's behavior?

13. How can I work with the school to promote PBIS at home?

Parents play a critical role in supporting what their children are learning in school.  FUSD believes that the more parents are involved in student learning, the higher the student achievement!  We welcome your involvement as we can only be partially successful at educating your child without you!