• What is PBIS?

    PBIS, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, is a framework designed to enhance academic and behavior outcomes for all students by using data to make decisions about the selection and monitoring of behavior practices and organizing resources and systems to teach and encourage students' social skills and behaviors.

    PBIS Principles:

    • Develop a continuum of behavior and academic interventions and supports
    • Use data to make decisions and solve problems
    • Arrange the environment to prevent the occurrence of problem behavior
    • Implement behavioral practices with accountability
    • Continuously monitor student performance & progress

    Northeast is in its 5th year as a “PBIS” school. It has earned Gold Recognition awards from the Maryland State PBIS Committee two years in a row. All Northeast faculty and staff use PBIS principles and participate in making the school level program a success. The students are familiar with PBIS but to them it is the “Road Runner” rules and rewards. A Northeast PBIS committee meets regularly to plan activities throughout the school year. Parent input is welcomed. Contact Terri Simpson, the Northeast PBIS coach if you would like to serve as a parent advisor.

    National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

    U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs