Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

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PBIS is a proactive approach that schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

At its heart, PBIS calls on schools to teach students positive behavior strategies, just as they would teach about any other subject — like reading or math. In these schools, all students learn about behavior.

PBIS recognizes that students can only meet behavioral expectations if they know what the expectations are. Everyone learns what’s considered to be appropriate behavior and uses a common language to talk about it. Throughout the school day — in class, at lunch, and on the bus — students understand what’s expected of them.

Check back to learn more about PBIS at Ford.  We are working to create an awesome PBIS program for our Ford Foxes!