Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Participating Schools

Cohort 1 Elementary Sites 2014 – 2019 & Beyond

Cohort 1 Secondary Sites 2014 – 2019 & Beyond

Cohort 2 Elementary and Secondary Sites 2015 – 2020 & Beyond

Cohort 3 Elementary and Secondary Sites 2016 – 2021 & Beyond

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a positive approach to establishing behavioral supports and social culture. The school-wide, multi-tiered approach includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate behaviors to create positive school environments.</font color>

What is the Purpose of PBIS?

The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. The overarching goals include the following:

1. Reduced office discipline referrals, suspensions, and expulsions


2. Increased academic engagement and improved academic achievement

3. Continual improvement in a positive school culture and climate.

What is Culturally Responsive PBIS?

Within the nationally recognized PBIS framework, Culturally Responsive PBIS is particularly focused on shifting school culture by recognizing students’ diverse attributes as assets within the school community. Students and staff alike work to create, implement, and monitor school-wide, culturally relevant positive behavioral expectations that are modeled, taught, re-taught, reviewed, and positively reinforced throughout the school day.

How does PBIS support school and student success?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is designed as an equitable, proactive, responsive system’s framework that supports the needs of all students to achieve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.

Connections to the Promise of Excellence:

PUSD’s strategic plan, the Promise of Excellence, outlines four focus areas to ensure success: Talent Development, Student Success, Community Partnerships, and a Culture of Excellence. PBIS is designed specifically to support student success, connect with families and the community, and is committed to ongoing Professional Learning to build staff capacity as well as talent development in order to create a distinguished culture of excellence within the Pomona Unified School District. The support systems within the tiered framework of PBIS ensure that communities of practice are put in place, comprehensive, monitored, and evaluated to determine the fidelity of tiered implementation. After all our commitment is “Equity and Excellence for every student in every classroom, every day.”

–Education Services, PUSD

 

Why should the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework exist in schools within PUSD?

In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing school-wide PBIS that embeds an instructional component, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and reinforcing students positively for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.

-OSEP Technical Assistance Center

 

Implementation: LACOE 2017 - 2018 PBIS Training Scope and Sequence

Tier 1:

Year 1 Training

District Leadership Team: 3 hours

  • Awareness Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Universal System
  • 8 Steps of Implementation
  • School-wide Information System (SWIS)
  • Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS)
  • PBIS Assessment System

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

District Coach: District Coaches Network

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and TechnicalAssistance

 

Year 2 Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • Classroom Management
  • Implicit Bias
  • Family Engagement

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

 

District Coach: District Coaches Network: 3 Days

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

 

Year 3 Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • Bully Prevention/Restorative Practices
  • Data Based Decision Making
  • Social Emotional Learning

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

District Coach: District Coaches Network: 3 Days

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

Tier 2:

Year 1 Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • Tier 2 Overview
  • Secondary Student Support Model
  • Universal Screening Process and Tools
  • Function-based Interventions
  • Evaluation of Outcomes
  • Check-In, Check-Out/SWIS (CICO-SWIS)
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • PBIS Assessment System

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

District Coach: District Coaches Network

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

Year 2 Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • 1 Data-based module
  • Booster to Tier 3
  • Site Specific Support

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

District Coach: District Coaches Network: 3 Days

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

Tier 2:

Year 1 Training

PBIS School Leadership Team: 3 Days

  • Tier 3 Overview
  • Tertiary School-based Model of Individualized
  • PositiveBehavior Support
  • Goal Setting and Behavior Rating Scale (BRS)
  • Intervention Planning, Coaching and Evaluation
  • Individual Student Information System/SWIS (ISIS-SWIS)
  • PBIS Assessment System

Site Administrator & Coach: 3 Days

  • Implementation tools
  • Trainer of Trainers

District Coach: District Coaches Network

  • District-wide implementation support
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

Resources for Coaches and Teams:

Link to PBIS Haiku Page https://pusd.haikulearning.com/do/account/login

Link to PBIS Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/h

Link to PBIS Edmodo: https://www.edmodo.com/

Link of PBISapps: https://www.pbisapps.org

Link to Incentive and Reinforcement System: https://usm.maine.edu/sites/default/files/smart/freerewards4studentsnstaff.pdf

Link to Tiered Interventions and Supports- PBIS World: http://www.pbisworld.com/

Resources for Families and Guardians:

Link to Parent Resources in English and Spanish

http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/behavior-athome/