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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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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

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