Bloomfield PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Welcome to Bloomfield Elementary's PBIS website. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students at Bloomfield to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for Bloomfield to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, we teach kids about behavior, just as we would teach about other subjects like reading or math. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. Implementing a PBIS program can have a powerful impact on schools seeking to improve school climate, reduce discipline issues and support academic achievement. With PBIS, no one gets left out or left behind; the focus rests on improving student outcomes along a behavioral and academic continuum. 

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