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School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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Klamath Lake

County School District

  • What is School-Wide PBIS?

Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. SWPBIS provides and operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

  • What does School-Wide PBIS emphasize?

In general, SWPBIS emphasizes four integrated elements: 1) data for decision making; 2) measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data; 3) practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable; 4) systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.

  • These four elements are guided by six important principles:
    • Develop a continuum of scientifically based behavior and academic interventions and supports
    • Use data to make decisions and solve problems
    • Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior
    • Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviors
    • Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
    • Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously


  • What outcomes are associated with implementation of SWPBIS?

Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement SWPBIS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are:

  • Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary;
  • More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive;
  • Address classroom management and disciplinary issues;
  • Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance
  • Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.

SWPBIS is a focus for our superintendent, building and district administration, and KCSD School Board. With the implementation of SWPBIS KCSD Schools aim to:

  • Create a positive school climate
  • Establish and teach behavioral expectations;
  •  Demonstrate and teach mastery of behavioral skills that will help encourage appropriate behavior from all students


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