Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)


  • Staff Resources for PBIS during Distance Learning (COVID-19)


    “One of the key principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is to focus on building pro-social skills, not simply attempting to eliminate challenging or problem behavior. We encourage all schools to continue that focus, as well as other key principles of PBIS, as you address the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are a few simple recommendations educators can embed across a continuum of supports.” --Center on PBIS- March 2020

    Staff can continue to build relationships with students and reinforce positive behavior, even during Distance Learning. Check out some resources for staff HERE


    A Framework for Every School

    About PBIS
    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for schools to create and sustain positive, effective, and culturally-inclusive environments that support academic and social success for all students.

    How It Works
    School teams use the PBIS framework to design their own system of equitable behavioral support for all students.  The emphasis is on preventing problem behavior, developing pro-social skills, and data-based problem solving for existing behavior concerns.  It is not a curriculum or a program, it is a research-based framework that schools continually build upon and refine to meet the changing needs of their community.

    Key Components

    • Identify goals and desired academic and social outcomes
    • Establish and develop school-wide systems
    • Select and implement evidence-based practices
    • Collect and use data to guide decision-making

     Tiers of PBIS



For More Information:

  • For more information on PBIS in Saint Paul Public Schools, contact our district PBIS Coordinator:

    • Erin Metz (erin.metz@spps.org)