• What is PBIS?:
    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a process for creating school environment that are more predictable and effective for achieving academic and social goals. PBIS enhances systems and practices and also changes the school culture for the better.

    How does it Work?:
    A key strategy of the PBIS process is prevention. The majority of students follow the school’s expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior. Through instruction, comprehension and regular practice, all teachers and staff members use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules. When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, we view it as an opportunity for re-teaching, not just punishment.

    pdf PBIS Brochure

District PBIS

  • Overview

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 19,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline.
    The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009)


  • Meredith Crittenden
    Behavior Intervention Specialist
    Department of Special Services
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060