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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

The Education Service Center Region 2 is pleased to announce that our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) training program has been vetted and approved by Texas Education Agency to support school improvement in areas aligned to the Effective Schools Framework.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework which facilitates the application of evidence-based strategies within school systems to assist in decreasing problem behavior and increasing academic performance while ensuring safety and establishing a positive school culture.

Our program assists LEAs in their implementation of PBIS through a systematic process which evaluates each schools areas of need and leverages their unique strengths in order to cultivate a school climate that promotes community partnerships, is culturally responsive, and provides the building blocks for building pro-social skills that lead to lifelong success. 

For additional information about PBIS, go to https://www.pbis.org/

PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:

  1. data for decision making
  2. measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data
  3. practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable
  4. systems that efficiently and effectively support the implementation of these practices

Visual aid about the 4 PBS Elements

PBIS provides a framework for the use of research-informed instructional principles and practices to teach and reinforce behavioral expectations using a three-tiered model. This framework provides a natural pathway for schools to provide intensive or targeted interventions to students who do not respond to primary prevention strategies.

Visual aid about Three-Tiered Model of Schoolwide Discipline Strategies

Have questions about PBIS?  Contact Kathleen Murch-Special Education Specialist 

[email protected] or call 361-561-8672