Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to supporting students to be successful in school. PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction. PBIS supports all students through intervention ranging from school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific students. School-wide PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active procedures and practices to prevent problem behavior for all students and improve school climate.
The main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at McCord School. While many faculty and students may have assumptions of what is expected behavior, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are similar. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
McCord is a family with heart, with members who are responsible, respectful and believe that they can achieve! McCord Elementary School will provide a positive, safe, healthy, nurturing and respectful environment in which all students have the opportunity to progress academically and to become productive members of society. PBIS aims to decrease behavioral infractions showing year-over-year improvement. PBIS assists towards this end as it is based upon the concept of teaching behaviors that will prevent noncompliance. We will provide this through the implementation of PBIS, which promotes the following:
➢ Development of clearly defined and consistent student expectations and accountabilities which reflect McCord’s motto;
➢ Communication and collaboration between administration, staff, families and community.
➢ Maintenance of an open ended flexible approach through the use of a data driven informational system.
➢ Educationally sound methods that foster student character, safety, academic excellence and individual citizenship.