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What is PBIS

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach for establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for all students. PBIS is rooted in evidence based practices which adults use to respond to the interventions needed to address behavioral and academic competence for each and every student.

Benefits of PBIS

The benefits for children and families include: Reduction in problem behavior, increased student engagement, improved academic performance and better family involvement. The staff benefits include: Improved consistency across faculty, better collaboration in support of individual students, improved classroom management, and more.

Participation Requirements

PBIS is appropriate for all grade levels. Training is free and open to all Kentucky schools. It requires a 3-5 year training commitment to address proactive changes in the “way schools do business”. There are currently 37 districts and 6 district demonstration implementations of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Use of PBIS with fidelity also meets KDE requirements for Behavior RTI.

Current PBIS Topics

Components of Effective Schoolwide Implementation

An agreed upon and common approach to discipline A positive statement of purpose A small number of positively stated expectations for all students and staff…

Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support

KYCID is joining efforts across the state to provide information, training and support to schools and districts who are implementing a Response to Intervention (RtI)…

National Education Association’s article on PBIS.

The National Education Association supports safe and orderly environments and views PBIS as a general education initiative that benefits every student. For more information please visit…

Bullying Prevention Consideration Checklist

Ensure that all staff and students are publicly exposed to and given a copy of the bullying/harassment policy. For example, have school-based administrators discuss the…

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PBIS is Making a Difference in KY Schools

Comparison of suspension data from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years shows that schools implementing PBIS with fidelity for 3 years had a reduction in suspensions that was double other comparable districts: 13.68% versus 6.75%.

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