Hamilton Elementary uses the Positive Behavior Intervention Support approach to behavior management. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is an approach for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the support necessary to sustain that behavior. PBIS is not a curriculum – it is a framework to identify needs, develop strategies and evaluate practice toward success. It reduces challenging student behavior through a proactive, positive, and consistent manner across all school settings. A team of administrators, teachers, support staff develop the plan, and provide staff development in PBIS. The team also oversees the implementation of the plan and works with school staff, providing guidance and making necessary adjustments.