What is PBIS?

PBIS - A General Overview

School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a prevention model. It is based on the premise that all students can benefit from well implemented, evidence-based practices for improving student behavior. School-wide PBIS provides a comprehensive framework that can be used by any school to design their own system of behavioral supports for all students. It also provides informed decision making, based upon data analysis that guides the process of assessing student needs and providing additional levels of behavioral support to students in need.

Schools are discovering that PBIS:

  • helps to create a positive school climate
  • addresses the behavioral needs of all students with proven, easy to implement strategies
  • allows the school to create the “right fit” for them, so that practices are appropriate to the context and sustainable over time
  • results in increased time for instruction and fewer disciplinary incidents
  • is doable and does not have to overwhelm staff given the limited time and resources that schools are experiencing
  • is affordable

Schools that implement school-wide systems of positive supports focus on taking a team-based system approach and teaching appropriate behavior to all students in the school. Schools that have been successful in building school-wide systems develop procedures to accomplish the following:

1. Behavioral Expectations are Defined

A small number of clearly defined behavioral expectations are defined in positive, simple rules:

Be Respectful – Be Responsible – Be Safe.

2. Behavioral Expectations are Taught

The behavioral expectations are taught to all students and are taught in real contexts. Behavioral expectations are taught using the same teaching formats applied to other curricula.

3. Appropriate Behaviors are Acknowledged

Once appropriate behaviors have been defined and taught, they need to be acknowledged on a regular basis.

4. Behavior Errors are Corrected Proactively

When students violate behavioral expectations, clear procedures are needed for providing them with feedback, and preventing their unacceptable behavior from resulting in inadvertent rewards. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators all should be able to predict what will occur when behavioral errors are identified.


The Cougar Way - PBIS Handbook

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CJHS (PBIS) Student Handbook


Our CJHS PBIS Videos for Students

Thumbnail for PBIS video.  Overview of Cougar Things-The Cougar Way
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Thumbnail for PBIS video.Correct procedures for entering or leaving campus. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Procedure for handling a tardy or cut. 
Thumbnail for PBIS VideoProcedure for Students who Need to be out of class. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Discipline and referrals procedures. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Detention procedures. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Dress code at Chico Junior. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Handling electronic devices on campus. 
Thumbnail for PBIS video.Earn Cougar Cash!
Cougar Cash ExplainedCougar Cash additional information!
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Bikes on campusBikes, Scooters, Locks!!
Durst TheatreDurst Theatre, our Cougar Pride!
Teacher receiving office call slip
Library Our CJHS Library. 
Lunch LineLunch Line Procedures. 
Main OfficeMain Office Access During Lunch. 
Prohibited itemsProhibited items procedure. 
Stage AreaBe careful in the Stage Area!
School DancesSchool Dances.

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