Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
The Erlanger-Elsmere Schools are committed to the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) with fidelity district-wide.
For more information or to provide feedback about the district's implementation of PBIS please contact:
Chad D. Molley, Assistant Superintendent
What Is PBIS?
Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but is 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.
Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (small group), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
The diagram illustrates the multi-level approach offered to all students in the school. These group depictions represent systems of support not children:
What Does PBIS Emphasize?
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 these practices.
Implementation with Fidelity
Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement PBIS with fidelity and sustainability have teaching and learning environments that are; more engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive, address classroom management and disciplinary issues, improve supports for students, and maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.
In the 2014-2015 school year four schools, Lindeman Elementary School, Miles Elementary School, Tichenor Middle School, and Lloyd Memorial High School, were recognized for their implementation of PBIS with fidelity.
In the 2015-2016 school year all six schools, Arnett Elementary School, Howell Elementary School, Lindeman Elementary School, Miles Elementary School, Tichenor Middle School, and Lloyd Memorial High School, were recognized for their implementation of PBIS with fidelity.
School PBIS Coaches
Arnett Elementary School - Loretta Simpson, Instructional Coach
Howell Elementary School - Sherry Ryle, Counselor
Lindeman Elementary School - Krista Wainscott, Instructional Coach
Miles Elementary School - Gina Dewar, Counselor
Tichenor Middle School - Bob Noll, Assistant Principal
Lloyd Memorial High School - Kyle Niederman, Assistant Principal