Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. It is a framework for creating customized school systems that supports student outcomes and academic success. PBIS is for the whole school, it is preventative, and it changes the paradigm of focus from negative behaviors and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions.

PBIS Main Elements

There are four main elements in PBIS:
  • Customized practices to support student behavior, such as defining and teaching appropriate behavior
  • Systems of support for educators in the school; such as schoolwide behavioral expectations, indicators, and coaching
  • Data-based decision making, which is the corner stone of the behavior problem-solving process
  • And, the combination of these to enable school-wide outcomes, which promote social proficiency and academic success

PBIS Core Values

  1. We can effectively teach appropriate behavior to all children
  2. Intervene early
  3. Use a multi-tier model of service delivery
  4. Use research-based, and scientifically validated interventions to the extent available
  5. Monitor student progress to inform interventions
  6. Use data to make decisions
  7. Use assessment to monitor fidelity of implementation

PBIS Goals

  1. Develop positive school culture.
  2. Teach students appropriate behavior and give them the support to sustain that behavior.
  3. Increase academic performance.
  4. Increase safety.
  5. Decrease problem behavior.


Jamie Harris
Harris, Jamie
Behavior Interventionist
Office: 520-876-9400 x 4122

VGHS PBIS Objectives

  1. Improve School Climate
  2. Build Social Skills
  3. Reduce Office Discipline
  4. Increase Instructional Time

Nationally Recognized

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is nationally recognized and implemented in over 22,000 schools in all 50 states. 

Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Teena Daniels, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Teena Daniels, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360, [email protected]

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