Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

  • What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a prevention-based framework that assists schools in adopting, organizing, and implementing evidence-based behavioral supports and interventions in order to enhance academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for EACH student. The TSD PBIS mission is to establish and maintain effective school environments that maximize academic achievement and social competence for all learners.

  • Why PBIS?

    • Research from multiple universities, including multiple randomized controlled trials show reduced disruptive behavior, reduced bullying, increased academic achievement, increased school safety, improved teacher climate and perceived self-efficacy, increased social competence, and increased emotional regulation. (McIntosh & Goodman, 2016)

    • School-wide behavior supports decreased problem behavior, increase the time spent in academic instruction, and are associated with imporved academic outcomes...thus, school-wide positive behavior support interventions improve standardized test results. (Putnam, Horner, & Algozzine)

  • PBIS Coaching Support

    In the Thompson School District (TSD), there are several opportunities for schools to access support from district-level PBIS Coaches. These coaches can assist with completion and analysis of PBIS tools (i.e., TFI & SAS), train on SWIS and coach its use, consult with PBIS teams and building leadership, review handbooks or materials, and provide feedback &/or resources. Each TSD school has identified a PBIS leader, and that liaison can connect with the TSD PBIS Coaches in areas related to PBIS implementation.

    PLEASE NOTE: TFI GUIDANCE OFFICE HOURS ARE HAPPENING THIS MONTH (2/3/21; 2/4/21; 2/9/21; 2/25/21). EMAIL ERIKA IF YOU ARE A PBIS TEAM LEADER IN TSD AND HAVE INTEREST IN THESE OPTIONAL SESSIONS. 


    Bullying Prevention

    The Thompson School District also has three schools (BHS, HPS, & CPES) participating in the state's Bullying Prevention and Education Grant (BPEG) project

    BPEG Schools in TSD:

    If there are questions about Bullying Prevention and Education, contact the TSD PBIS-BPEG Coordinator Niki Van Essen