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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS? 

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide, multi-tiered, behavior framework comprised of evidence-based practices and systems, established to improve behavior and academic outcomes for ALL students.

How does school-wide PBIS look?

Although school-wide PBIS may look different in each school, there are certain critical components that identify PBIS schools.  These components include:

  • A school leadership team that guides, implements, and monitors PBIS
  • School-wide expectations are defined, taught, and acknowledged
  • A consistent system is established to discourage problem behaviors
  • Teams utilize data to inform decisions
  • Families are aware and involved


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a positive and effective alternative to traditional discipline methods. Research indicates that schools implementing PBIS have a more positive school climate, decrease in behavior incidents and increased academic performance.