Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • Remsen Elementary School incorporates Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) as a school wide behavior expectation system. PBIS is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. Remsen’s adaptation of the national PeaceBuilder® program is part of the PBIS framework. Schools that establish and implement PBIS have teaching environments that are:

    • Less reactive, aversive, dangerous and exclusionary
    • Are more engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive
    • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g. attendance, tardies, antisocial behavior)
    • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g. emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)