• The purpose of the Colorado School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) initiative is to establish and maintain effective school environments that maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence of all learners.

    Components of this approach:
    • Administrative leadership
    • Team-based implementation
    • Define and teach behavioral expectations
    • Acknowledge and reward appropriate behavior
    • Monitor and correct behavioral errors
    • Uses data for decision making
    • Builds parent and community collaboration
    While these ideas aren't new, the approach is a bit different: it's data driven, school specific, school wide and constant. The Thompson School District is implementing PBIS through the Colorado Department of Education and the University of Oregon. Across the country, 40+ states are adopting the research-based, data-driven, PBiS approach to student behavior.

     Program characteristics:

    • Common approach to discipline
    • Positively stated expectations for all students and staff
    • Procedures for teaching the expectations
    • Continuum of procedures for encouraging demonstration and maintenance of positive behavior expectations
    • Continuum of procedures for discouraging rule-violating behavior
    • Procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the discipline system on a regular and frequent basis  
    WSCC Model
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