Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS)

PBIS, when implemented with integrity, creates an equitable educational environment for all students. PBIS provides a structure for increased positive culture and climate in schools, infuses a trauma-informed and mental health approach, supports restorative practices, and focuses on student development aligned with college and career readiness. More specifically, PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides the selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based practices for improving social-emotional behavioral outcomes for all students. PBIS includes various decision-making teams that use data decision-making protocols to determine small group and individualized interventions for students. All students deserve access to strong universal instruction with additional layers of support available when needed.

Second Step Social-Emotional Curriculum

Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. The curriculum assists in the school-wide improvement and helps even the most challenging students make progress in Second Step Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) gives students the tools to excel in and out of the classroom. Our easy-to-teach program garners outstanding reviews from educators who’ve noticed schoolwide improvement and see even the most challenging students make progress in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement.

Iowa’s Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

A BIP is a formal program that aims to stop inappropriate behavior and establishes appropriate alternative behavior to replace the inappropriate behavior. It is part of an applied behavior analyst’s therapeutic strategies to identify scenarios causing disruptive behaviors.

Elementary Learner Advocate & PBIS Coordinator- Shanna Putnam-Dibble

K-2 Positive Behavior Supports Teacher- Beth Baumann