Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It is a way to support everyone to create the kinds of schools where all students are successful.
Liberty's PBIS Goals:
1. Create and execute a school-wide house system to promote positive beahvior
2. Facilitate collaboration between SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and PBIS to create more equitable experiences for all students
3. Create a system to report classroom non-referral behaviors to enhance data collection
PBIS at Liberty:
Each class has been sorted into one of four houses; Wolves, Whales, Lions, or Elephants. Led by 5th grade house mentors, houses will meet quarterly to discuss positive behaviors and celebrate their success as a house. At the end of each quarter, houses will celebrate together and the house with the most points will get an extra surprise!
Students will have the opportunity to earn blue and white coins based on their behavior. Blue coins are given to students for their individual positive behaviors throughout the day. White eagles are given to whole classes. Each coin a student receives also translates to house points.
Each month, the PBIS team provides a targeted lesson to teachers to reinforce positive behaviors in various locations around the school. Lessons include behaviors in the hallway, cafeteria, on the bus, and during emergency drills.