Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?

  • PBIS is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide discipline based on a Response to Intervention(RtI) model
  • PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices, and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture.
  • Data-based decision making is a hallmark of PBIS, allowing successes to be easily shared with all relevant stakeholders

What Kinds of Outcomes Result from PBIS?

  • Reduced office discipline referrals.
  • Decreased use of reactive, punishment-based consequences
  • More time spent on academic instruction, less time spent on misbehaviors in the classroom.
  • Improve school climate.


  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Safe
  • Be on Time

Ten Things You Can Do To Improve Behavior

  1. Praise children often
  2. Greet children positively
  3. Build relationships
  4. Be consistent
  5. Have a predictable routine
  6. Clarify and communicate your expectations
  7. Allow time to express thoughts and feelings
  8. Support good social skills at home and school
  9. Find strengths in ALL children
  10. Get support from others

PBIS focuses on connecting home with school.  Feel free to connect with administration if you have any comments, questions, or ideas regarding PBIS!

  • Beaver Dam High School
  • 500 Gould Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916
  • Phone: 920-885-7313