Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools and ensuring that all students have the social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond.
As in the “behavioral side” of the Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.
Tier 1/Universal focuses on the importance of school-wide behavioral expectations and positive
reinforcement of appropriate behavior. Students learn 3 to 5 school-wide behavioral expectations.
Students are acknowledged individually or as a group for meeting behavioral expectations.
(See school-wide expectations below.)
Tier 2/Secondary provides select groups of students with additional support appropriate to the
student’s level of need and then monitors the progress of students receiving those interventions.
Typically, these are specific, research-based group interventions. Students may participate in brief
plans to improve behaviors. Parents are notified and encouraged to support the interventions.
Tier 3/Tertiary provides intensive supports to individual students who continue to struggle after
receiving Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. At this level, families and the community provide a great deal of
support that a student may need.
Click the links below for more information about PBIS at Liberty or visit the district's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support page by clicking here.