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What is PBIS?

What is PBIS?
From the Kern High School District
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  PBIS is not a program, rather it is a “systems approach” for establishing the social culture and individualized behavior supports needed for schools to achieve both social and academic success for ALL students.  Evidence-based features include:
          • Define expectations and explicit instructions of those behavior/social expectations
          • Acknowledgment of positive behavior
          • Ongoing collection and use of data for decision making
          • Administrative Leadership/Structures 
We believe that all core instruction (and intervention and supports) start in the general education classroom setting usually, and the counselors, faculty, and teachers in KHSD are amazing!  We think that all students can learn and that all educators want to make a difference.  In addition, KHSD believes that most students will succeed when a positive school culture is promoted, informative corrective feedback is provided, academic success is maximized, and the use of pro-social skills is acknowledged.  
When students' problem behavior is unresponsive to preventive school-wide and classroom-wide procedures, information about the student’s behavior is used to:
          • Understand why the problem behavior is occurring (function);
          • Strengthen more acceptable alternative behaviors (social skills);
          • Remove antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain problem behavior, respectively; and
          • Add antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain acceptable alternative behaviors. 
WE believe in the BIG IDEAS of a Professional Learning Community:
      1. WE accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and therefore are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning
      2. WE are committed to working together to achieve our collective purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams
      3. WE assess our effectiveness on the basis of results rather than only intentions. Individuals, teams, and schools seek relevant data and information and use that data/information to promote ongoing and continuous improvement

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