• Welcome to the PBIS page


    What is PBIS?

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports


    How does PBIS work?

    The goal of PBIS is to steer students toward positive behavior through interventions designed to meet the needs of each individual  student. PBIS also promotes programs designed to engage students in positive behaviors through a structured matrix of behavior expectations for conduct within the school.

     PBIS operates on three levels of support and intervention or Tiers.

    PBIS Tier 1 provides incentives for positive behavior through rewards that students can earn by displaying positive behavior and conduct. Tier 1 also actively promotes positive behavior through monthly school-wide assemblies, individual and class ticket promotions, art contests, student certificate recognition and class trophy recognition programs, the Freddie Falcon Award program for students and staff, and operation of a school store. Tier 1 is the initial level of school-wide intervention aimed at identifying positive behaviors and areas that students may need to improve upon. Students that struggle within Tier 1 may need additional support within Tier 2 of our PBIS program.



    The PBIS Tier 2 problem solves for students who do not respond to classroom/building interventions tried through the universal Tier 1 process. The Tier 2 team develops targeted interventions that are continuously available, such as check in/check out, behavior contracts and social skill groups. The team connects targeted interventions with school-wide expectations and matches student needs to appropriate interventions. These interventions may also include community support services such as Chautauqua Striders and/or Family Services. The Tier 2 team is also responsible for monitoring the implementation of targeted interventions and student response to intervention. The team reviews data to recommend future actions of interventions (fade, maintain, intensify, or graduate). 


    PBIS Tier 3 exists for students who may still be struggling within or not responding to Tier 2. Tier 3 offers an individualized approach, with functional behavior assessments and sometimes behavior intervention plans created specifically for a student. Intensive academic support is also provided for the student. Tier 3 is a team effort, with collaboration from the Tier 3 team and administration as well as the student's classroom teacher, parents, and the healthcare providers in an effort to create the most effective individualized plan.