What is School-Wide PBIS?

  • PBIS IS NOT a curriculum, intervention or practice.

  • PBIS IS a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based practices for improving academic achievement, social competence and safety outcomes for all students.


PBIS Main Messages:

  • Supporting social behavior is central to achieving academic gains.

  • School-wide PBIS is an evidence-based practice for building a positive social culture that will promote both social and academic success.

  • Implementation of any evidence-based practice requires a more coordinated focus than typically expected.


PBIS Fidelity Components:

  • Step 1: Establish Team Membership

  • Step 2: Develop a Brief Statement of Purpose

  • Step 3: Identify Positive School WIde Behavioral Expectations

  • Step 4: Develop Procedures for Teaching Expectations

  • Step 5: Develop Procedures for Teaching Classroom Wide Behavioral Expectations

  • Step 6: Develop Continuum of Procedures for Encouraging and Strengthening Student Use of School Wide Behavioral Expectations

  • Step 7: Develop Continuum of Procedures for Discouraging Student Behavioral Violations of School Wide Behavioral Expectations

TOW Mission Statement

Top of the World Elementary School seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development - appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each student's self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students learning.

Where Are We Going Now?

  1. Establish district teams that will meet quarterly

  2. District sustainability team and coaches 

  3. School site action plans based on the data 

  4. Increasing teacher capacity --- ex. CICO (Check in / Check Out) Training

  5. PBIS Refresher Training for new staff 

  6. Ongoing PBIS evaluation to assess fidelity 

  7. Increasing student and parent input 




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