Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is a process for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the supports necessary to sustain that behavior. It is not a curriculum, but a framework to identify needs, develop strategies, and evaluate practice toward building a positive school culture.
At PS 349, PBIS is used school-wide as an organized system of behavior expectations. We have clear school-wide expectations with incentives and consequences. We regularly teach and re-teach positive behavior expectations in all areas of our school.
We use Leader Bucks as a behavioral recognition system for students making good choices and following the 7 Habits. Students earn Leader Bucks when they follow behavior expectations set by the 7 Habits and by our PBIS Matrix. Each PBIS Matrix is displayed in the area it serves to remind students of their behavior expectations. Students can exchange Leader Bucks for prizes of their choice from the Class Store. This reinforces positive behaviors at PS 349.