PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Thomasville City Schools PBIS Mission Statement:
"Promoting positive interactions in every aspect of life."
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to teaching and managing behavior in schools. The goal of establishing a PBIS system is to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to create and maintain positive school environments so all the students can achieve academically and socially. Thomasville City Schools began implementing PBIS in 2010 and will continue to use PBIS while incorporating Restorative Practices. Both initiatives focus on proactive approaches and provide multiple levels of support for both students and staff.
PBIS and Restorative Practices are whole-school models that can be used collaboratively to increase positive outcomes for student behavior. Both approaches emphasize prevention and positive responses to problem behavior. The multiple-tiered system of support structure for implementing practices, the systematic use of data provided, and student- and staff-engagement are essential elements to both PBIS and RP.