What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for organizing systems and practices that focus on creating a positive and supportive school culture for all. PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for ALL students. This three-tiered model focuses heavily on school-wide core features (ie. eagle expectations, eagle acknowledgements and consequences) which are in place at our school and are available to all students at all times.

If the behavior of some students is not responsive to Tier 1, more intensive behavioral supports are provided either through Tier 2 or Tier 3 interventions (ie. small group counseling, check in- check out (CICO), recess club or support from our PBIS climate para).

Birch Lane is in its 9th year of PBIS and was awarded Gold status by the California PBIS Coalition in 2019 for implementation with the highest level of fidelity.
PBIS Award