Positive Behavior Intervention
“As Generals, we are Prepared,
Respectful, and Responsible.”
Why did we ask for PBIS?
• We have many superb students that need
to be recognized for positive behavior.
• Creates a uniform system for behavior
• We will be able to see data that shows
improvement that can be shared with the
Why is PBIS necessary?
• Children spend more time with teachers
• Positive role models and actions are not
the dominate force in today’s media
• Much like academic growth, social growth
must be defined, modeled, practiced,
monitored, and acknowledged
Is there proof that PBIS works?
% of 8th Graders Scoring Proficient or Advanced
on Reading MSA by Year of PBIS Implementation
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Baseline Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Who benefits from PBIS?
– Increased motivation for positive behavior.
– Firm understanding of school wide expectations.
• All Staff Members
– Every staff member is united together to promote
– Shows our community we are committed to
reinforcing positive behavior and fostering academic
Refer to the Matrix for specific details.
How will Stricker implement PBIS?
We will implement the following
• General’s Stars
• Agenda Drawings
• Team Leader Referrals
• Office Referrals
• Coupons distributed to recognize
consistent and recurring positive
• Students will be motivated to earn stars
through a rewards based system.
• Rewards will include items from the
school store, drawings for larger items,
tickets for dances, etc.
• All agendas are numbered.
• Students are expected to record homework daily
for each subject in their agenda book.
• If there is no homework assigned students
should write “none”.
• If a student is absent they need to write absent in
• Periodically we will call agenda book numbers
and students will bring their book to the office.
• Students who have used their agenda books
daily will be given a prize.
Team Leader Referral
When to use?
• The teacher is expected to make every effort to
modify behavior in his/her individual classroom
• If a student has been a chronic behavioral issue
and the teacher has exhausted other methods
(discussed the behavior privately w/ the student,
verbally warned, contacted home, assigned
detention, etc) the student may then be referred
to the team leader
• The teacher must show previous modification
efforts prior to the team leader referral
Team Leader Referral Con’t
What Needs to be on the Referral?
Date and time of infraction
Previous modification efforts made
Description of infraction
Why do we want Team Leader
Example of another school: 830 Students
2/3 of students had been sent to the office a minimum of
5100 referrals = 1 year
5100 referrals =
76,500 minutes @ 15 minutes =
1,275 hours =
159 days @ 8 hrs/day
This is the amount of time administrators spent dealing
This leaves 11 days…
• Team Leader will decide when to write for continuous
• The team leader will be responsible for writing the
• The team leader will include all previous behavioral
interventions in the office referral
• The office will then decide necessary further behavioral
• Major infractions (fighting, drug use, etc) can be written
immediately by the teacher or the team leader and will
supersede the aforementioned process
The Role of the Teachers
• Distribute General’s Stars to promote the
• Model positive behaviors as role models
in the school.
• Redirect students towards positive
behaviors by modeling the General’s
The Role of the Students
• To learn and practice the behaviors
outlined in the General’s Salute
• To strive for a more positive and enjoyable
• To develop appreciation when others in
their learning community practice the
behaviors outlined in the General’s Salute
For More Information Visit…
PBIS TEAM MEMBERS
Jennifer Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)