We at Saline Area Schools have been using the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework to teach and reinforce behavioral expectations in K-8th grade. We are following the Michigan Department of Education document, School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Implementation Guide, which defines School-Wide PBIS in the following way: "A proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions."
While all schools in Saline share similar goals for PBIS, they accomplish them in different ways and are working in various stages of implementation. Check out the school websites, hallways, and classrooms for ways the positive behavioral expectations are taught at your school!
K-3 The elementary schools have been using the PBIS framework to teach and reinforce behavioral expectations for several years now, with efforts ramping up and improvements made monthly. Although the expectations are largely the same, the wording and specific practices used to teach, reinforce, and celebrate them show the "flavor" of each school. Visit each elementary school website to learn more about: The Harvest 4 (click here for the Harvest 4 manual) The Woodland Meadows 3 Bees(click here for the 3 Bees behavior matrix by setting) The Pleasant Ridge High Fives(click here for the High Fives behavior matrix by setting)
Saline High School SHS is currently implementing a number of initiatives and practices aimed at supporting the social-emotional wellbeing of students (Hornet Time, LINK Crew, Jump Start, etc...). Although SHS has not adopted the PBIS framework to do so, we wanted to include a few links for those who may be interested in how PBIS can work at the high school level. PBIS.org offers a variety of resources specific to High School PBIS (here) including a detailed monograph/implementation guide (here).