What is PBIS?
Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS) is a State-wide effort designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students. Schools in Vermont are engaged in using a formal system of positive behavioral supports in their schools. Involved schools who implement PBIS with fidelity and integrity see a dramatic decrease in the number of behavior problems experienced in their schools. Additionally, students in these schools enjoy greater levels of support and inclusion than those in comparative schools who do not use a system of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
The Vermont State BEST (Building Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Behavioral Challenges) Team supports VTPBiS implementation in Vermont schools state-wide. Each year more and more Vermont schools are actively implementing systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in their schools.
To learn more about the Continuum of School-wide Instructional Positive Behavior Supports visit www.pbis.org. You can also view this video from the National PBIS Website:
If interested in implementing PBIS in your school, click here
What are people saying about Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (VTPBiS)?
"The children in our school are much more excited to come to school everyday!"
"Our school has been transformed!"
"We have multiple ways to recognize positive student behavior."
"Faculty are overheard laughing in the hallways after school and they volunteer to help more frequently."
"The students are taking more responsibility for themselves and their school environment."
"Students, parents and teachers have all commented on how much they like PBIS and see great value in how it has improved school climate."
"PBIS has given us a structure for our behavior system that we continue to develop and improve with each school year. There is more consistency and responsiveness, as well as data to direct our focus for improvement."