The Department of Safe Schools
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
School-wide Positive Behavior Support
Our vision is to empower all school centers to create and sustain SwPBS practices with fidelity and high implementation levels, resulting in socially safe learning environments.
Our mission is to assist schools in establishing and maintaining school environments where the climate, culture, and behavioral supports needed to be an effective learning environment are in place for all students.
What You Need to Know About SwPBS
SwPBS is a systems change approach. By incorporating systems, data, and practices schools will change their discipline system in an effort to achieve their desired outcomes of social competence & academic achievement. SwPBS includes data to support decision making and practices to support students. The most important component is for schools to change their systems to support their staff.
Essential Components of SwPBS
Administrator Support, Participation, and Leadership
Common Purpose and Approach to Discipline - The TEAM Process
Define Positive Expectations (for all students and staff)
Procedures for Teaching Expected Behaviors
Continuum of Procedures for Encouraging Expectations
Continuum of Procedures for Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior
Procedures for Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluating Effectiveness of the SwPBS System