• Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible the BULLDOG way PBIS is a proactive approach to behavior management on a school-wide level for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. 

    PBIS places emphasis on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns.


    PBIS methods are research-based and schools are discovering that PBIS:

    • Addresses the behavioral needs of all students with proven, easy to implement strategies.
    • Allows the school to create the “right fit” for them, so that practices are appropriate to the context and sustainable over time.
    • Is doable and does not have to overwhelm staff given the limited time and resources that schools generally experience.
    • Is affordable.
    • Helps to create a positive school climate.
    • Results in increased time for instruction and fewer disciplinary incidents.


    One of the keys is to focus on prevention. It is based on the idea that when students are taught clearly defined behavioral expectations and provided with predictable responses to their behavior, both positive and corrective, 80-90% of students will meet these expectations. The 10-20% of the students not responding to universal interventions will receive additional support through group and individual interventions.