Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

PBIS is a multi-tiered framework for schools to support the social-emotional, behavioral and academic needs of students. The outcome for school implementing PBIS is to create safe, positive, consistent, and equitable school communities.

School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for schools to use to make decisions for interventions that support the academic, behavioral and socio-emotional needs of all students.

Critical elements include:

  • Using of data on office discipline referrals to plan actions to address anti-social behavior.
  • Setting expectations for student behavior and teaching these expectations to all students.
  • Establishing school wide rules and guidelines for behavior that are consistent in all classrooms, during passing periods, at recess, at the lunch tables, in the locker room, and before and after school.
  • Training teachers and other staff to take action to prevent behavioral problems and deal with disruptive behavior.
  • High ratios of positive to negative feedback.
  • A team based approach to creating consistency of expectations across the school community.
  • A multi tiered system of interventions that reinforces positive behavior, and responds appropriately and consistently to problem behaviors.

PBIS at Niemes:

Niemes Wildcats R.O.A.R! Our school’s behavioral expectations are that our students are Responsible, that they give an Outstanding effort, that they are Active Learners and that they are Respectful.

Students that embody these four ideals can earn weekly and monthly incentives throughout the year such as participation in extra recess, board game day, and STEM assemblies.