What is PBIS?  Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports is a systems perspective to address identified needs.  The goal is academic and social success by promoting a positive environment, teaching student behavior expectations, and employing reinforcement procedures. 

At a Glance

  • Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior.
  • With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science.
  • The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

Key Takeaways

  • Studies show PBIS can help improve student discipline, behavior and even grades.
  • PBIS is for all students in a school, not just those receiving special education services.       
  • Ask your child’s school to explain its approach to discipline and behavior.