What Is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Intervaentions and Supports is a systems approach for establishing a safe and supportive learning environment to promote social, behavioral, and academic success for all students and a framework (not a packaged program) for developing a common vision, language, and practices used consistently across the school to:
- improve school climate
- strenghten relationships
- teach and reinforce expectations
- increase positive behaviors, acadmic achievement and equitable learning experiences, and
- decrease office referrals and suspensions.
Mental and behavioral health and wellness efforts are also supported across all three tiers of instruction to promote academic and social success for students. Targeted and intensive interventions are provided to support the needs of students.
Loudoun County Public Schools began implementing the PBIS framework in 2007. Since 2012, all LCPS schools implement PBIS as a prevention and intervention framework.