Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. When implemented with fidelity, PBIS improves social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate (www.pbis.org).
PBIS at Mid Valley Elementary School
All students earn Paw Powers by being Kind, Responsible, Respectful, and Safe. Teachers give students Paw Powers to positively reinforce the expectations of the classroom and school. Students may turn in their Paw Powers for classroom prizes or a school wide monthly raffle. Teachers also recognize 1-2 students monthly by awarding a Cougar Hurrah.
When a student engages in behavior that does not meet classroom or school expectations, their behavior is documented through a form called Loss of Instruction. This data is reviewed weekly by administration and the Student Support Specialists to determine which students may need more behavior support. One behavior intervention is Check In Check Out (CINCO). This program sets overall goals related to the 4Sé (Kind, Responsible, Respectful, and Safe) for the students to meet in each class period. Their progress is documented hourly. Another behavior intervention is a Student Support Plan which is tailored to reteach a specific skill.
A few students may not respond positively to the CINCO or Student Support Plan interventions, so the support needs to be even more focused with a Behavior Support Plan (BSP). The Student Support Specialists (SSS) will reach out to the child's parent to gather more information and get consent to develop a BSP. Then, the team of SSS, teacher, and parent will develop a plan with a goal and specific actions for one period of the day.