Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students.
Some of the critical elements of PBIS are:
Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers
Georgia PBIS Levels of School Recognition Feb 2016
What is PBIS?
GA Map of Active PBIS Districts 2015-2016
Ga DOE Strategic Plan
Find My School's Suspension Rate
April 16, 2014 "Be There" Report on PBIS in Columbus, GA
GA Department of Education PBIS Webpage
Video Overview of PBIS by Gwinnett County Public Schools
National PBIS Website
Muscogee County School District is dedicated to implementing PBIS in every school, but is in the beginning stages of this implementation. Each year approximately ten schools will begin the process of developing PBIS. It takes at least 3-5 years from the beginning of implementation for a school to develop a full framework. As of January 2016, Double Churches Middle School is the only “operational” PBIS School in Muscogee County. The following MCSD schools are at various stages of building a framework to becoming "operational":
All ten (10) critical elements of PBIS must be fully developed and school-wide behavior data must show improvement. The ten critical elements are:
Absolutely!!! Parents can find out what the school-wide expectations are at their child(ren)'s school and teach, reinforce, model the same expectations at home. Common expectations are "Respect", "Responsibility", and "Safety" but each school chooses 3-5 of their own. We encourage parents to be active PBIS participants and talk to school leaders about how you may get more involved in the framework.
Go to our Documents/Resources section of this webpage and find links to several relevant sources.
5 Years (2018-2019)