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    PBIS at Cardinal Ridge


    What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a research and evidenced-based practice for creating a common vision of behavioral expectations through consistent language and practices among staff and students. PBIS is a framework of tiered approaches to address ALL the needs of ALL the members of the school community. Cardinal Ridge has operated with PBIS framework from the time of its inception.


    How does PBIS impact student success at Cardinal Ridge?

    When operating under the PBIS framework, staff will teach, model, and reinforce expectations. Everyone in our school community speaks a common language and understands what is expected. Students having difficulty are supported through a collaborative team approach. Our goal is to keep all students safe and learning in a respectful environment.


    How can I obtain additional information about Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports?

    For more information, please contact Stefanie LaPolla, Behavior Support Coordinator, at 571-252-1572 or via email at Stefanie.LaPolla@lcps.org.


    How will PBIS benefit our school?

    PBIS offers:

    a proactive and consistent approach to school-wide discipline which will assist in improved student achievement.

    the staff the opportunity to be involved in the decision making process. (Shared leadership approach)

    teaches and reinforces appropriate behaviors.

    provides data to assess needs and make informed decisions.

    provides increased feedback and support to staff.

    creates consistent language and expectations across all school areas


    Ultimately, PBIS implementation provides a decrease in addressing challenging behaviors which thereby increases overall instructional time.

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