PBIS / SOAR

GOAL 2: 100% of building leadership / School-wide PBIS Teams will continue the  implementation of a school-wide incentive and discipline program (PBIS) in order to improve the overall school climate by teaching and rewarding appropriate behavior, providing consistent consequences for inappropriate behaviors, and creating a peaceful and uniform environment to increase academic achievement during the 2019-2020 school year.

The intent of our PBIS process is to improve the overall school climate by teaching and rewarding appropriate behavior, providing consistent consequences for inappropriate behaviors, and creating a peaceful and uniform environment to increase academic achievement for all students.

Our PBIS program uses the acronym, S.O.A.R. to summarize for students the expectations and desired behaviors for all students. S.O.A.R. is described as:

Safety - everyone always needs to be safe

On Task - while in school remain on task (Occupational Awareness for the High School)

Always Respectful - be respectful of your peers, school staff, property, and yourself

Responsible - be responsible for yourself and make responsible decisions

District -Wide Definitions / Description:

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports ("PBIS") means a school-wide systematic approach to embed evidence-based practice and data-driven decision making to improve school climate and culture in order to achieve improved academic and social outcomes and increase learning for all students.

PBIS will encompass a range of systemic and individualized positive strategies to reinforce desired behaviors, diminish re-occurrences of challenging behaviors, and teach appropriate behaviors to students.

Positive Behavior Support Plan means the design, implementation, and evaluation of individual or group instructional and environmental modifications, including programs of behavioral instruction, to produce significant improvements in behavior through skill acquisition and the reduction of problematic behavior.

PBIS shall serve as the foundation for the creation of a learning environment that promotes the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions, thus enhancing academic and social behavioral outcomes for all students. An emphasis shall be placed on promoting positive interventions and solutions to potential conflicts. PBIS emphasizes prevention of student behavior problems using non-aversive techniques, which should greatly reduce, if not eliminate, the need to use restraint and/or seclusion.

RESOURCES:

Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?

PBIS is a general education initiative, supporting all children and youth.
The OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports defines PBIS as: a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students. In general, PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements: data for decision making, measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data, practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.

Ohio Rules and Policy

About Ohio PBIS