PBIS (Positive Behavior Support)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Support

  • A systems approach to creating school environments that foster productive
  • student behavior
  • A process for using relevant and practical data to establish building priorities in
  • regard to behavior and discipline problems
  • A practical and positive approach to identify and reduce behavior problems
  • A flexible and adaptable process that uses a multi-level approach to

    intervention development

    No More Detentions!

    “There will be no more detentions”

    - Mr. Wolf, at the PBS Kickoff assembly on January 5th, 2010.

    Why no more detentions?

    1) The detention system was not working:

    • Behavior and consequences were often separated by too much time
    • Problems were handled by someone else
    • Consequences were punitive and were not correcting problem behaviors

    2) Students are still held accountable but are also supported

    • PBS is a systematic combination of teaching school expectations and handling
    • discipline in a pro-active manner
    • The LPS Student Code of Conduct is followed
    • Progressive discipline is used to reinforce school expectations

    3) Students who disrupt the learning environment may spend time at lunch or

    after school conferring with a teacher or administration.

    The purpose of these conferences is to:

    • Build positive relationships between students and staff
    • Reflect on disruptive behaviors
    • Learn from the situations
    • Develop a plan for returning to the learning environment

    Falcon Feathers

    • Recognizes students who demonstrate SOAR values
    • Awards students for exhibiting SOAR behavior in classrooms, hallways,
    • lunchroom, and playground
    • Enters students into a weekly Friday drawing for prizes: homework passes,
    • head of the lunch line, movie cards, and more!


    • Immediately addresses disruptions to the learning environment
    • Gives students an opportunity to think about their actions; why their
    • actions were disruptive, who was affected, and how to correct the problem
    • Develops a plan for future situations
    • Holds students accountable and monitors student progress over time
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