Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) involves a proactive, comprehensive, and systemic continuum of support designed to provide opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities and second language learners, to achieve social, behavioral, and learning success.  This is accomplished by examining the factors that impact behavior as well as the relationships between environment and behavior.

PBIS is not a program or a curriculum but rather a systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools and districts to adopt and sustain the use of evidence-based practices for all students.  A major advance in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a patchwork of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms). PBIS also works to improve the overall school climate, decrease reactive management, maximize academic achievement for all students, integrate academic and behavioral initiatives, and address the specific needs of students with severe emotional and behavioral concerns (Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2008).

 


Connecticut schools and districts are experiencing positive outcomes in response to their initiation and implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  This is evidenced by data collected, analyzed, and submitted via three online data collection and management systems: School-wide Information System (SWIS)PBIS Surveys and PBIS Eval, as well as through the personal testimony of the Principals implementing SWPBIS in their schools.

As one local Principal reports:

“I am a big advocate of the PBIS system.  Through involving staff in the defining, structuring, and implementation of each component of the process, we have had a measurable impact on our referral rate, which dropped 35% in the first year and has remained there in year two.  We plan to keep PBIS in place and continue to refine and extend our efforts.  Every school should go through the process.”

Michael Litke, Principal, O’Brien Elementary School, East Hartford Public Schools


 

Documents and Data Reports

 


Schools that have completed the three-year Training Series through SERC/UConn since 2005:

Ashford

Ashford School

Bethany

Bethany Community School

Bethel

Bethel High School

Bloomfield

Carmen Arace Intermediate School

Bloomfield

Carmen Arace Middle School

Bloomfield

Big Picture High School

Bloomfield

Laurel School

Bloomfield

J.P. Vincent School

Bloomfield

Metacomet School

Bristol

Edgewood School

Bristol

Clara T. O'Connell School

Bristol

South Side School

Bristol

Bristol Eastern High School

Colchester

Jack Jackter Intermediate School

Colchester

Colchester Elementary School

Colchester

William J. Johnston Middle School

Colchester

Bacon Academy

CREC

Great Path Academy

CREC

Public Safety Academy

CREC

Metropolitan Learning Center

Cromwell

Cromwell High School

Cromwell

Woodside Intermediate School

Cromwell, Children's Home

Children's Home of Cromwell/The Learning Center

East Hartford

Joseph O. Goodwin School

East Hartford

Governor Wm. Pitkin School

East Hartford

Silver Lane School

East Hartford

Thomas S. O'Connell School

East Hartford

Sunset Ridge School

East Hartford

East Hartford High School

East Hartford

Synergy (Stevens Alternative) High School

East Lyme

East Lyme Middle School

Groton

Claude Chester Elementary School

Groton

Fitch Middle School

Groton

Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School

Hebron

Hebron Elementary School

Hebron

Gilead Hill School

Killingly

Killingly Central School

Killingly

Killingly Memorial School

Killingly

Killingly Intermediate School

Manchester

Bennett Middle School

Manchester

Bowers School

Manchester

Waddell Elementary School

Manchester

Buckley School

Manchester

Illing Middle School

Manchester

Keeney Street School

Manchester

Nathan Hale School

Manchester

Washington School

Manchester

Robertson School

Manchester

Verplanck School

Montville

Leonard J. Tyl Middle School

Montville

Montville High School

Montville

Mohegan Elementary School

Montville

Dr. Charles E. Murphy School

Montville

Oakdale School

New Haven

Betsy Ross Arts Magnet Middle School

New Haven

Ross/Woodward School

New Haven

Katherine Brennan/Clarence Rogers School

New Haven

Troup Magnet Academy of Sciences School

New Milford

Schaghticoke Middle School

Newtown

Newtown High School

Newtown

Reed Intermediate School

Norwich

Teachers' Memorial Middle School

Norwich

Kelly Middle School

Plainville

Middle School of Plainville

Plainville

Louis Toffolon School

Plainville

Plainville High School

Plainville

Frank T. Wheeler School

Plainville

Linden Street School

Region 01

Housatonic Valley Regional High School

Region 01

North Canaan Elementary School

Region 01

Lee H. Kellogg School

Region 01

Sharon Center School

Region 19

EO Smith High School

Tolland

Tolland Intermediate School

Vernon

Maple Street School

Vernon

Vernon Center Middle School

Vernon

Northeast Elementary School

Vernon

Lake Street School

Waterbury

Tinker School

Waterbury

Crosby High School

Waterbury

Barnard School

Waterbury

Bucks Hill School

Waterbury

Bunker Hill School

Waterbury

Brooklyn Elementary School

Waterbury

Carrington School

Waterbury

H.S. Chase School

Waterbury

Wendell L. Cross School

Waterbury

Driggs School

Waterbury

Sprague School

Waterbury

Washington School

Waterbury

West Side Middle School

Waterbury

Waterbury Arts Magnet School

Waterbury

Margaret M. Generali Elementary School

Waterbury

Gilmartin School

Waterbury

Hopeville School

Waterbury

F.J. Kingsbury School

Waterbury

Maloney Magnet School

Waterbury

Regan School

Waterbury

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School

Waterbury

Walsh School

Waterbury

Woodrow Wilson School

Waterbury

North End Middle School

Waterbury

Wallace Middle School

Waterbury

John F. Kennedy High School

Waterbury

Enlightenment School

Waterbury

Wilby High School

Waterbury

State Street School

Willington

Hall Memorial School

Windham

Windham Middle School

Windham

Windham High School

Windham

Natchaug School

Windham

North Windham School


Schools that have completed the initial year of training and are currently in the PBIS Training Series:

Ansonia

Ansonia High School

Ansonia

Ansonia Middle School

Bethel

Bethel Middle School

Bristol

Ivy Drive School

Bristol

Mountain View School

Bristol

Chippens Hill Middle School

Bristol

Stafford School

Bristol

Hubbell School

East Haven

Deer Run School

East Haven

D.H. Ferrara School

East Haven

Joseph Melillo Middle School

East Haven

D.C. Moore Elementary School

East Haven

East Haven High School

East Haven

Momauguin Elementary School

Groton

Charles Barnum School

Groton

Mary Morrisson School

Groton

Pleasant Valley School

Groton

Fitch High School

Groton

Northeast Academy Elementary School

Groton

S.B. Butler Elementary School

Hampton

Hampton Elementary School

Manchester

Martin School

New Fairfield

New Fairfield Middle School

New Fairfield

New Fairfield High School

New Haven

Barnard Environmental Magnet School

New Haven

Conte-West Hills School

New Haven

Wexler-Grant School

New Haven

East Rock Magnet School

New Haven

King/Robinson International Baccalaureate School

New Haven

Mauro/Sheridan

New Milford

Sarah Noble Intermediate School

Newtown

Newtown Middle School

Putnam

Putnam High School

Putnam

Putnam Middle School

Putnam

Putnam Elementary School

Redding

John Read Middle School

Redding

Redding Elementary School

Region 01

Kent Center School

Region 01

Salisbury Central School

Region 01

Cornwall Consolidated School

Scotland

Scotland Elementary School

Sherman

Sherman School

Sprague

Sayles School

Tolland

Tolland High School

Tolland

Tolland Middle School

Vernon

Center Road School

Vernon

Rockville High School

Vernon

Skinner Road School

Westbrook

Westbrook Middle School

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