• What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a research-based framework for teaching and supporting positive behaviors for ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. The benefits of implementing PBIS include:

    • Fewer behavior issues
    • More instructional time
    • Better attendance for student success

    The foundation of PBIS in the Guilford County School District lies in the three fundamental expectations at all of our schools.

    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Safe

    In addition to these behavior expectations, PBIS has five other components:

    1. Behavior matrix which explains specific behavior expectations in each school setting
    2. Direct teaching of the expectations
    3. PBIS acknowledgment system to recognize appropriate behavior
    4. Behavior reporting forms to record and address inappropriate behaviors
    5. Data collection to decide on further lessons and other interventions