What is PBIS?


School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions.

Key components of an effective school-wide PBIS system


  • Clearly defining and teaching a set of behavioral expectations

  • Consistently acknowledging and rewarding appropriate behavior

  • Constructively addressing problematic behavior

  • Effectively using behavioral data to assess progress

Purpose Statement

PBIS will provide a proactive and positive educational environment in which all those who enter feel a sense of belonging and community. Santiago TK8 Elementary School will be a place where children are able to learn and achieve at high levels academically because the expectations of safe, respectful, and responsible behavior will be taught and then reinforced through the use of clear and common language by all staff.

Santiago TK8 Elementary School will:


  • Teach and reinforce positive school behavior to follow school rules

  • Create a predictable environment and use consistent language, interventions, and consequences

  • Promote a positive school climate with shared responsibility among all staff

  • Develop the relationship among our school, parents, and community

  • Promote a safe environment, responsible learners, and respectful students

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