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Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai et.al. 200; Weigle, 1997).
Essential Requirements of PBIS
Community Connections School focus on building positice relationships among all stakeholder groups.
Clear Expectations School communities identify 3 to 5 school-wide overarching behavioral expectations.
Comprehensive Instruction DIrect instruction, practice and feedback in the expected behaviors are provided for each school setting.
Small group and individualized social skills instruction is incorportated.
Consistency Consistency in encouraging expectated behaviors and discouraging infractions is provided through:
- active supervision
- proactive scheduling
- incentives and reinforcement
- logical consequences and clear office referral procedures
Supportive Structure Team focus on developing an infrastructure in schools that provides effective academic and behavioral supports for all students.

Gaitway's PBIS


"From the starting gait to the finish line, be on PAR!"

Gaitway students are rated per block on their behavior using our PAR acronym. PAR stands for problem solver, accountable, and respectful. These three overall expectations are what Gaitway felt were the most important to focus on throughout our school day. Students earn Gaitway Bucks based on our rubric for their expected behavior. Gaitway Bucks can be used to purchase items from our school store before school, the beginning of lunch and after school. Check out the forms in the below section to see all of our PBIS documents.
PBIS Forms
Geauga County Education Service Center
8221 Auburn Road Painesville, Ohio 44077 | Phone: (440) 350-2563 | Fax: (440) 352-6066
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