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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a student support framework proven to improve school climates, increase academic achievement and reduce disciplinary incidents. It is a three-tiered model of continuous student support with Tier 1 designed to implement schoolwide expectations for all students while Tier 2 and Tier 3 focus on creating targeted and individualized levels of reinforcement that supports an overall positive learning environment in the school. PBIS is an exciting practice that is being implemented in a growing number of Georgia schools and in over 27,000 schools nationally.

What does PBIS look like at BCES?

Behavioral Expectations

Bay Creek Elementary School has three behavioral expectations for all students. Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready to Learn

Behavior Indicators

These are descriptions of what the behavioral expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Ready to Learn) look like in various school settings.

Behavior Matrices

Matrices that detail the behavioral expectations for each location are posted around the school for students, teachers and visitors to see. Each matrix contains the behavior indicators and what the behavior expectation looks like in that particular setting.


The PBIS framework at BCES also includes procedures which teacher students specific ways for completing tasks.

An example of this is how to behave responsibly during transitions:

1. Clean up your area
2. Stand and push in your chair
3. Eyes are on me. 


Respectful Responsible Ready to Learn