Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS)
School Wide Rules and Expectations


At Rosa Parks K-8 School, we are pleased to share the features of Rosa Parks K-8 Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) framework with you. The goal of this framework is to increase our school’s capacity to address the behavioral support needs of all students and staff effectively and efficiently.

When it necessary to take disciplinary action, administrators and staff will take into consideration the severity of the behavior, the student’s disciplinary history, the age of the student, and other relevant factors. Students will receive a series of consequences (i.e. warning, change of seat, sent to work silently in another classroom or “think space”) before referrals are made to the office. The goal of our discipline policy is the have students take responsibility for their behavior and change negative behaviors before they are punished; therefore, our discipline policy encourages students to rethink their behaviors before more serious disciplinary action is imposed.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn in a safe environment.

 The foundation of PBIS at Rosa Parks K-8 School is built on School-Wide Expectations, which we call Pride Path: We are Respectful, We are Responsible, We are Safe.

Our PBIS team members have developed school-wide behavioral expectations and an acknowledgement system. This framework is designed to be implemented consistently across all settings. We strive to assist our student population in reaching their educational, social-emotional and behavioral potential!

In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS is supported by the following components:

  • A behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in our school setting
  • Direct teaching of the expectations
  • PBIS recognition assemblies/events
  • Behavior tracking sheets to record and address inappropriate behaviors
  • Use of the Pride Bucks system as reward for positive behavior which allows students to “shop” our Pride store with their “Pride Bucks”


A School-Wide Positive Behavior Support system is a set of strategies and systems created to increase the capacity of schools to (a) reduce school disruption, and (b) educate all students including those with problem behaviors. It consists of:

  • Clearly defined outcomes
  • Research-validated practices
  • Supportive administrative systems
  • Use of information for problem solving

Features of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support:

  • Establish regular, predictable, and positive learning & teaching environments
  • Train adults & peers to serve as positive models
  • Teach and model behavioral expectations
  •  Create systems for providing regular positive feedback
  • Acknowledge students when they are “doing the right thing”
  •  Improve social-emotional competence
  • Develop environments that support academic success

Please refer to the Rosa Parks PBIS Matrix for more details on these expectations.