PBISSchool-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) is a proactive and educative way of handling discipline. Schools need different systems to deal with different levels (varying degrees of severity) of problem behaviors, and this collaborative, assessment-based process develops effective interventions for a range of targeted behaviors.

The model emphasizes the use of proactive, educative, and support-based strategies to achieve meaningful and durable behavior and lifestyle outcomes. Its proactive nature tries to prevent inappropriate student behaviors by putting procedures in place or if needed changing the environment. It explicitly defines and teaches students what we expect of them in specific settings and students are acknowledged when they demonstrate the expected behaviors and follow the school rules. Within a system of support, negative consequences are still utilized for inappropriate behavior. However, the emphasis is on developing individual plans for improvement, and collecting data to evaluate whether or not the consequences and interventions utilized are having the desired effect and changing the student’s behavior.