WHAT IS PBIS?
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) gives people a new way to think about behavior. On a school-wide level, PBIS relies on accurate and reliable discipline referral data to understand the behaviors occurring across campus. An analysis of the data allows a school team to identify the problem areas, brainstorm interventions such as where and what to teach, reward the students exhibiting the expected behavior, and communicate findings to the staff, students, and families. The PBIS process is a team-based approach that relies on a strong collaboration between families and professionals from a variety of disciplines regardless of the level implemented. PBIS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline. PBIS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance. PBIS is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.
The expectations for Bossier Elementary School are CAREFUL, PREPARED, AND RESPECTFUL; CPR. Students are engaged daily in lessons that teach appropriate behaviors for various areas within the school. A school wide reward system is in place for students who adhere to the expectations of the school. Students are rewarded through the use PBIS points.