PBIS Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

​School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (SW-PBIS)


Is a multi-tiered system of support for achieving valued student outcomes. PBIS is NOT a curriculum, but IS a set of core features within a framework that guides selection​ and integration of the best, scientifically-based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. PBIS is related through research not only to reduction in problem behaviors, but increases in student academic gains and social/emotional competence.

 What is PBIS.pdf

PBIS and California SUMS (Scaling Up Multi-tiered System of Support Statewide)


PBIS is aligned with the Inclusive Behavior Instruction component of the CA SUMS​ initiative.  PBIS encompasses the five principles of Inclusive Behavior Instruction: (a) Identify a comprehensive assessment system, (b) Create and utilize teams to engage in data based decision making, (c) Provide universal behavior supports for ALL students, (d) Provide targeted behavior interventions and supports for some students, and (e) Provide intensive individualized interventions and supports for few students (swiftschools.org). 



Program Specialist
Paula Bartlett
​Administrative Asst. III