What is VT-PBiS?

"Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS) is a State-wide effort designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. Schools in Vermont are engaged in using a formal system of positive behavioral supports in their schools. Involved schools who implement PBIS with fidelity and integrity see a dramatic decrease in the number of behavior problems experienced in their schools. Additionally, students in these schools enjoy greater levels of support and inclusion than those in comparative schools who do not use a system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

The Vermont State BEST (Building Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Behavioral Challenges) Team supports VTPBiS implementation in Vermont schools state-wide. Each year more and more Vermont schools are actively implementing systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in their schools."


PCS is actively engaged in the PBiS program, and we're currently in our third year of program implementation.  Thus far, the impact on school climate and student behavior has been dramatic.  By regularly recognizing students for positive behavior, and creating school-wide expectations that students, faculty, staff, from the principal to bus drivers treat each other with respect and dignity at all times, we are, every day, demonstrating PCS Pride. We're all justifiably proud of having been named a PBiS School of Distinction.