PBIS

PBIS

What is PBIS?

Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. For this to happen it is imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal is to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. 

Camden County Schools has adopted a state-wide initiative entitled Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This framework is an evidence-based, data-driven framework that has been proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a schools sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students. 

The PBIS System has 4 components: 
- A matrix of behavioral expectations 
- Lesson Plans to teach students the behavioral expectations 
- An acknowledgement/reinforcement system 
- Behavioral Infraction Notice

PBIS at Home


How Can I Promote PBIS with My Child at Home?

PBIS -  Involvement at Home

  • Families are encouraged to support Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) through the use of common language and expectations in the home. 
  • Get to know your school’s 3-5 school-wide rules and work with your child on how to connect them to behaviors at home.
  • PBIS schools focus on teaching the behaviors they desire while at school through clear instruction, practice, and positive reinforcement. 
  • A strong partnership between the home and the school can provide families with ideas on addressing behavior in a similar way at home as well.

PBIS Handout


Key Features of PBIS

Behavioral support is provided for ALL students school-wide. This system of support offers all students:

  • Social skills instruction
  • Positive and proactive discipline
  • Social behavior expectations
  • Active supervision and monitoring
  • Positive acknowledgement
  • Fair and corrective discipline
  • Parent training and collaboration

Source: Georgia Department of Education PBIS webpage


Email our PBIS Coach with questions.

Kent Salter