• What is PBIS?

    • PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
    • PBIS has been in existence since 1997 when the Individuals with Disabilities Act was reauthorized

    What is the goal of PBIS?

    • The philosophy behind PBIS is that we teach appropriate behavior just as we teach academics.
    • The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.
    • PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and staff, in all settings.
    • PBIS is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and students can learn

    The 4 essential components of PBIS:

    • 3-5 positively stated expectations
    • A school-wide acknowledgement system
    • A school-wide disciplinary system
    • Data collection and assessment

    Why use PBIS?

    • Over 1000 schools in Colorado from pre-school through high school are implementing PBIS

    Schools who effectively use PBIS:

    • experience high rates of positive acknowledgements
    • see a significant decrease in office referrals
    • have 70-80% of students who have never received an office referral
    • are able to identify students who need individual behavior support sooner

    History of PBIS in Widefield:

    • WSD3 implemented PBIS in 2011
    • Three elementary buildings in 3rd year: French, Talbott, Widefield
    • Five elementary buildings in 2nd year: King, Pinello, Sunrise, Venetucci, Webster
    • 1st year: pre-school, transportation, Sproul Junior High, Janitell Junior High, Watson Junior High, Mesa Ridge High
    • Widefield High School is doing exploration and development this year and is scheduled for implementation in the 2015-2016 school year