What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing behavioral supports and social culture based on the need for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.

Say, that again?

PBIS is a way for our schools to encourage good behavior. We teach our kids about behavior, just as we teach subjects like reading or math.

The focus of PBIS is prevention rather than punishment.  In PBIS, our schools still use discipline, but we focus on teaching expectations and preventing problems.

PBIS Expectations

  • Be respectful

  • Be responsible

  • Be safe

Washington School

Crosby Elementary

Jefferson Elementary

Harvard Junior High

Harvard High School

Community Involvement