PBIS at BEA

2018-2019 THEME: Together, We’re Better

Visitors to our K-7 building will see this year’s PBIS theme posted in the hallway near the Superintendent’s office. Students, parents, and staff enjoyed our “Together We’re Better Selfie Station” during back to school conferences. If you have photos, please show your BUC PRIDE using the #beabucpride tag on social media. We’d love to see your pictures!


Students and staff have created original puzzle pieces that show, while we are all unique individuals, “Together, We’re Better.”


What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?

PBIS is a framework that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral competence of all students.

How does PBIS contribute to the development of positive school climate, school safety, and student-educator relationships?

PBIS involves explicitly (1) teaching, (2) modeling, (3) practicing, (4) reinforcing, and (5) re-teaching positive, expected social skills across settings and individuals. When students are taught to effectively use relevant, expected social skills for themselves and with others, school climates are described as more positive, learning environments are designated as safer, and student-educator relationships are referred to as more trusting and respectful.

How long has Blue Earth Area been using PBIS?

Blue Earth Area Elementary and Middle School( K-7) began the process of cohort training through PBIS-MN (http://pbismn.org/) in 2011.

Where can I find the PBIS rubrics?

The sidebar menu contains the rubrics we have posted around the school for various areas and situations. We use the common language of Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible as we teach behavior expectations around our school. Click on any of the links to look at the specific expectations.

What are Behavior BUCS?

Behavior BUCS are paper tokens used to reinforce positive behavior. Behavior BUCS are used school-wide and complement teacher classroom management systems. Staff give out Behavior BUCS to students who are achieving behavior expectations, or who deserve recognition for positive choices during the school day. In the elementary, the Behavior BUCS have a portion that the student takes home with them that identifies the specific behavior target (respectful, responsible, safe, kind, or other) and the tear-off ticket goes into a weekly prize drawing for Behavior BUCS earners. "Instant winner BUCS" recipients choose a prize that day. In the middle school, students have an opportunity to save up their Behavior BUCS to use for items at the BUC Store, such as water bottles and school supplies.