Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) utilizes a positive approach to discipline that includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate behavior.  PBIS focuses on creating positive school environments that support student success in academics, behavior, and social-emotional wellness.  


  • students develop social, emotional, and behavioral skills that support academic engagement

  • staff develops positive, predictable, and safe environments that promote strong interpersonal relationships with students 

  • school climates are described as more positive, learning environments safer, and student-educator relationships more trusting and respectful

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The information included above was compiled from selected resources including Virginia Tiered Systems of Support and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.