WHAT IS PBIS?
PBIS is a holistic approach for behavioral interventions to help our students with minor infractions to those that have persistent and more severe infractions. PBIS is in place to enhance academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.
WHY SHOULD WE FOLLOW PBIS PROCEDURES?
PBIS is to benefit the most important factors of our profession, the students.
- Most problems with our students stem from an emotional and psychological level, not having anything to do with the teacher personally.
- Students are learning how to socialize and engage with their peers and elders at this age. Most of them do not know how to communicate their anxiety, sadness or anger.
- The team does not know what students’ realities are at home, so we need to try to understand their situation. These are the main causes and influences of their “bad” behavior.
- Most students will succeed when a positive school culture is promoted, informative corrective feedback is provided, academic success is maximized, and use of pro-social skills is acknowledged.
HOW DOES THE PBIS TEAM WORK FOR YOU?
When student-problem behavior is unresponsive to preventive school-wide and classroom-wide procedures, the PBIS Team uses the information about the student’s behavior to:
- Understand why the problem behavior is occurring (function)
- Strengthen more acceptable alternative behaviors (social skills)
- Remove antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain problem behavior, respectively
- Add antecedents and consequences that trigger and maintain acceptable alternative behaviors.
HOW DO WE SUPPORT YOU?
The team meets twice a week to go over PBIS Processing Forms and to:
- Assess the situation/circumstance and decide on the next steps.
- Speak with the student and/or his/her parent/guardian (usually Mrs. Ruiz or Coach Smith does this).
- Suspend, remove from class or place in AEP those students with severe infractions.
- Assign a Behavioral Contract that the student must follow and check in with their respective AP.
- Place in a Border Patrol Program if it is the best option for the student.
- Email feedback to teachers so teachers are aware of students’ consequences.
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We are here to support you!
If you have any questions,
feel free to contact us at
(915) 236-4000. Ask for any
of our team members. Or email the team at AndressPBIS@episd.org