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PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports)

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PBIS is a universal, school-wide prevention program that aims to establish a social culture within schools in which students expect and support appropriate behavior from one another— and thereby create school environments that are socially predictable, consistent, safe, and positive. Positive behavior intervention and support is an application of behaviorally-based systems approach that is proven to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit of link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 (universal supports for ALL students), Tier 2 (targeted group support for SOME students), and Tier 3 (individual support for a FEW students) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.  The primary goals of PBIS are to reduce problem behaviors within schools that lead to office discipline referrals and suspensions, and to change perceptions of school safety.
Marion Mix uses the MAVS system for schoolwide expectations and behavior: Motivated, Accountable, Vigilant, and Supportive.
The PBIS Focus for April is: Listening to all adults who work at Marion Mix.
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