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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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PBIS Program Overview
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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. 
It is a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) developed to promote positive, safe, and supportive school climates for ALL students by clearly identifying positive behavioral expectations and explicitly teaching the desired behaviors to students.  PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice.  It is a three-tiered model that focuses heavily on school-wide core features (Tier I).
Tier I- behavior supports for all students
  • School wide expectations taught to all students
  • Incentives for students exhibiting expectations
  • Data-informed decision-making on school systems
Tier II- behavior supports for small group of students
  • Data-driven decision-making for student interventions
    • Check-in, Check-out
    • Strong Kids
    • Social groups
Tier III- behavior supports for individual student plans
  • Data-driven, Intensive, individualized interventions for students
    • Wrap-around services
    • Prevent, Teach, Reinforce problem-solving

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California Community Cares Award
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The California PBIS Coalition (CPC) believes it is important to reflect on and share the positive experiences districts, schools, and educators have delivered to students and communities during these challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. To honor the positive impacts schools are playing in the lives of California’s students, families, and communities, the CPC would like to recognize all schools that are providing services and supports during these challenging times. The CPC has developed a one-year-only “California PBIS Community Cares” acknowledgement to honor schools and community partners in this important work.

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2019/2020 Award-Winning Schools
Del Paso Heights Elementary
Dry Creek Elementary
Frontier Elementary
Hillsdale Elementary
Kohler Pre K-8
Michael J. Castori
Noralto Elementary 
Smythe Academy of Arts & Sciences
Village Pre K-8
Warren A. Allison Elementary
Westside Elementary

2018/2019 Award-Winning Schools


 Hillsdale Elementary 


Del Paso Heights Elementary

Fairbanks Elementary

Frederick C. Joyce

Castori Elementary


Babcock Elementary


Garden Valley

Northwood Elementary

Hagginwood Elementary



Woodlake Elementary

Madison Elementary


Dry Creek Elementary

Frontier Elementary

Orchard Elementary

Westside Elementary

Allison Elementary

Harmon Johnson Elementary

Noralto Elementary

Rio Tierra Junior HS

Smythe K-6

PBIS Award-winning schools